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Mentoring

Our volunteer Mentors support the emotional wellbeing of young people at local secondary schools by providing a non-judgemental, listening ear. They are a good role model and support and encourage their mentee by listening to them and sharing in their experiences and challenges. A variety of strategies and resources are used to enable each young person to recognise and celebrate their achievements helping them look towards a positive future.

Mentors meet up with their mentees at school, every week for 30 minutes. Young people can remain on the programme for as long as they need.

Reports suggest that social and emotional skills learned during school years can set a pattern for how

a young person will manage their mental health and wellbeing into adulthood so this project not only improves the quality of life for the young person in the short term, but the skills they learn during the sessions will hold them in good stead for the future too.

If you are interested in training as a Mentor please take a look at our volunteering opportunities.

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I’ve been able to put into practice some of things I have learned to help with my anxiety like not being worried about how the day will go and focussing on the things that I can control and not being worried about the things I can’t.
Mentee

Home and school are really noisy
but I can talk here with you because it's peaceful.

Mentee

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Your donations help us ensure that schools can continue to access our Mentoring programme free of charge.

A gift of £100 could cover the costs of training one new Mentor to support young people at local schools.