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game-changing outcomes


Young adults especially, possess huge capacity for change and those that have offended need appropriate support in order to break their cycle of re-offending.

The Reasons Why Foundation looks at the Reasons Why people make the choices that have negative impacts on their lives and those lives of others and together we find new alternatives and solutions to reduce re-offending rates and increase employment.

  • Climbing to new heights

    One of the things I love to do is indoor climbing, so it comes as no surprise that one of our new programmes involves mentoring on a climbing wall.

    Last weekend we took a group of 3 mentees and their mentors to our wall of choice, The Reach Climbing Wall in Woolwich, South London, for some initial training to get them started.

    We'll be taking another group for training this weekend and then, just like the first group, they will be able to spend 10 of their mentoring sessions climbing.

    We're excited to see how well this programme has been received by the participants and other stakeholders alike, combining mentoring, climbing and psychodynamic counselling .

    To see some of the photos from last weekend's session, click the tab below.

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  • Our first 5 years.

    Friday 14th July.

    This week, on Wednesday, we had our 5th birthday here at the RWF. So, we thought it would be a good opportunity to update you all on some of the things we've achieved in our first 5 years.


    1. supported 376 Londoners, helping 358 of them to change their offending behaviour positively.
    2. worked in 16 London boroughs, delivering mentoring, employability and life skills training.
    3. delivered programmes in 2 London prisons.
    4. been chosen to take part in Project Oracle's Youth Justice Cohort of 2016/17.
    5. partnered with 18 other organisations to deliver our services.
    6. developed a female only programme, incorporating climbing, counselling and mentoring.
    7. worked with Project Oracle and are days from achieving Standard 1 of Evaluation.
    8. established a yearly appeal to raise funds to support our work.
    9. just finished our 2017 Challenge – The West Highland Way.
    10. started recruiting participants to join our Founder next year to complete the 3 Peaks 24hr challenge.
    11. grown our team of staff from 1 to 5 and have over 65 volunteers supporting us.
    12. developed a robust and reliable support structure, which we are consistently adjusting to achieve ever more positive outcomes.