The mentoring project works specifically to help young people aged 16 – 29 years old who have suffered from anxiety, depression, mental health issues, substance misuse, addiction, isolation, offending behaviour, or they may also have been involved in crime and with the Criminal Justice System. Many want to change but don’t have the support to do so. We hope that through mentoring, these young people can improve their health and wellbeing and through your help, can make a success of their life. The mentoring programme aims to work intensively with these young people to help them progress in their life journey. Helping them overcome the barriers and develop stronger life skills will assist them in turning their life around.
Your role as a Mentor will be crucial in supporting young people to do this.
After your initial induction period, you would be carefully matched with a young person who you would meet on a 1 to 1 basis for a minimum of 1 hour per week. Your role will be to encourage them, listen to them, and help them see that there is a better life ahead of them. Pass on the many life and work lessons and experiences that will support these young people to succeed. You would be supported by our Mentoring Team who will guide you in forming and developing your mentoring relationship.
By utilising the skills, experience and expertise of our Mentors we are able to offer 1-to-1 mentoring, which will encourage young people to gain support in finding new opportunities and steer them away from the barriers and problems that have been holding them back. A small commitment of just one hour per week.