What is mentoring?
Mentoring is the influence or guidance given by a mentor to their mentee. We use mentee-led and focused mentoring to support young people who have been affected by bullying.
Mentoring offers confidential, non-judgemental support to young people, which will last up to 50 minutes each, in special circumstances this may differ, during the session, the mentee can discuss whatever they would like to.
Mentoring sessions are done in many different ways including:
• Meeting up face to face, going for a walk, playing a video game or board/card game.
•Online via Zoom, email, or through a chat-based service.
What will young people get?
Each individual will get 10 1-1 sessions with a mentor each during which includes:
•Signposting to additional specialist services who may offer further support.
•A positive role model to talk to outside from the school environment
• Support in helping increase wellbeing and help build self-esteem, confidence
•Advice and guidance around bullying and other areas which may impact a young person’s life.
Mentoring will offer a solution-based approach to support based on an individual action plan which is discussed during the first session.