We have trained over 100 mentors in Waltham Forest and arranged placements in Buxton School, Leytonstone School and Norlington School. On occasion we have also been able to arrange one to one mentoring outside of the school environment.

Our usual model is regular short term mentoring - once a week for one school term. We have adapted this to short term intensive mentoring (week long full time programmes and residentials).

Our mentor training course includes:
  • Listening Skills
  • Goal setting and motivating skills
  • Managing difficult emotions including anger, shame, fear, low self-esteem, grief, anxiety.
  • Identifying and responding appropriately when a child is at risk
We have provided specialised training including:
  • Mentoring for young people involved in anti-social behaviour or gangs.
  • Mentoring for young people affected by bullying (as the victim, witness or bully)
  • Train the trainer for mentors
  • Train the supervisor for mentors