Alongside our charity-funded volunteer mentoring service, we offer professional mentoring and specialist training to schools and other organisations. This helps us reach more young people than our charitable funding can cover, to support those young people in more acute need and those outside our funded geographic area. Any surplus we generate is reinvested in our charitable service supporting vulnerable young people in Bath & NE Somerset.
The service Mentoring Plus provides is invaluable. Our mentees (as well as their families and teachers) report increased engagement, improved attendance, higher levels of confidence and reduced frustration after working with their mentors.
Students needing immediate support can benefit from one to one mentoring – in or out of school time, for a term or two, or longer. Young people coping with care settings, bereavement, family difficulties, illness, anxiety, school engagement or social difficulties connect to a professional, experienced mentor giving personalised support when they need it most.
Students facing emotional difficulties can be expertly supported by a dedicated in-school mentor. This might be a good option if you have a number of students who would benefit (an in-school mentor could see 5 students in a day) or have students who need short-term support.
Peer mentoring programmes usually support Year 7 and 8 students who may be facing challenges and match them with Year 11-13 students who want to give something back to the school community. Training and supporting students to mentor their peers is a positive way to enhance the whole school community.
Get in touch if you’d like to discuss any of these additional support options. Every young person’s needs are different, so we are always happy to discuss a tailored solution to suit your needs.
Email Kev Long or call 01225 429694