The best chance of support and encouragement in a post Covid19 world
Having a mentor
It’s easy to refer and help someone become more independent
There’s very little referral paperwork, they get a confidential relationship and relevant encouragement to achieve great things at a time of moving to independence
Make a referral:
- For mentoring support use this referral link here.
- For HMP Warren Hill referrals (all ages) please use this link.
- mentoring is flexible and fits round the mentee
- mentors can be virtual and/or face to face
- it’s really easy to get involved and there’s almost no paperwork
- the mentee decides what they want to talk about
- mentoring is not judgemental and is relaxed about what the mentee wants to get out of it
- referrers get updates, videos, case-studies and know the impact mentoring makes on their young person
- mentoring is relevant for people moving to independence and wanting to chat about this big moment in their lives
1. What is mentoring?
- Mentors are people over 21 that have been trained. They are an impartial and independent person that a mentee can turn to for help, informal support, guidance, goal setting or just someone to have a coffee with and chat about next steps as they move to independence.
- You can find some FAQs for referrers here.
- And there are some FAQs for mentees here too.
- Moving to independence is a really big step for anyone. Even more so if you’ve been in care, don’t have lots of support or are struggling on a low income.
- A mentor can help to bridge the gap and be someone to chat to confidentially about goals, aspirations and difficulties along the way. Mentors can be a vital life-line!
- After successfully completing the two-day training course, being DBS checked and interviewed, mentors are carefully matched to their mentees and make safe arrangements to meet
- They may meet weekly and no less than fortnightly. The early days are critical to building a relationship and making it work
- The relationship can be a virtual one from the start or go online/phone after the first few meetings
- Everyone signs a Code of Conduct and completes a questionnaire to understand more about the support the mentee wants and needs
- The mentee is in charge of the relationship and decides what they want help with
4. How does it end?
- We will undertake an end questionnaire with the mentee and usually a final case-study interview
- This helps us to understand how the mentee has been supported, the difference it’s made as well as reassure the mentee that they are not being abandoned
- We want to leave them knowing that our door remains open as well as knowledgeable about other avenues of support
Contact Tom for more information.
mob: 07596 534239