Mentoring can take place in person or online, at school or in the community. It focuses on identifying and working towards short-term goals, coping strategies and techniques for building self-belief and resilience.
Through this service, volunteer mentors offer support and form a positive one-to-one relationship with young people in school who may be experiencing difficulties in their lives and want to make a change. The programme equips young people to improve their resilience to problems in life and prevents low level emotional and mental health problems from escalating.
These mentors are people from the local community who want to give their time to help someone else. They are fully trained and help the young person or parent to work through their problems so they are more manageable. We carefully match our mentors with the people (mentees) they will be supporting, so that they will be someone the mentee feels comfortable with. They will be non-judgemental and they will respect the mentee's privacy.
We work with 11 to 18 year olds or parents with children aged 5 to 19 years old and accept requests for support through the Access and Advice Team (0300 222 5755).
Partner: Surrey Care Trust