Break Contact Programme

Our Break Contact programme is aimed at helping disengaged young people who would benefit from support, including young offenders or those at risk of offending to retain focus in their lives. This programme will remove young people from negative influences, take them out of their comfort zone and enable them to find their potential with the use of team-work and reflection in a neutral outdoor environment. This is followed up with individual mentoring to help each young person make positive changes in their lives.


They will be accompanied by suitably qualified and highly experienced ex-military personnel who, due to their training have experienced similar situations.  Our experienced staff will motivate each group member to their full potential throughout the team building phase and the expedition phase.


It will be necessary for the group to navigate ridges and other natural obstacles to reach their destination, using the necessary safety equipment under the instruction of experienced staff.  The group will be working away from civilization, giving them the chance to reflect with help from professional input.


A great sense of achievement will be created, along with building self-worth, self- esteem and confidence. This will develop each day as the good weather invigorates and the wind, cold and wet is fought against. Learning to respect the environment and be self-sufficient is the beginning of a new start and the break in the negative cycle.


These skills will be developed over a 5 day period.  The first few days will focus on introductions, personal expectations, health and safety, rules, basic navigation and taking care of kit and equipment before moving into the expedition phase for the remainder of the duration.


Each young person who successfully completes this programme will achieve have the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications in navigation, first aid and Asdan Awards.


 Please get in touch using the details on our Contact Us page for more information.


     Programme Dates


Alternate Forces CIC, Rakewood, Hollingworth Lake, Littleborough, Rochdale, OL15 0AT