Mentoring service for schools

Mentor Link is dedicated to providing long-term one-to-one social and emotional listening support to disadvantaged and vulnerable young people by providing them with a volunteer mentor during difficult times in their lives. Locally and safely recruited  we train our mentors to offer support to those in need weekly across Warwickshire.  Difficulties faced may include anxiety  self-harm and low-level Mental Health issues; low self-esteem; bullying; traumatic bereavement; and family breakdown. The aim of mentoring is to help the young people achieve positive changes both personally and educationally  and remain engaged with their education  family and community. In the short term this may mean engaging better in class and improving educational outcomes  and in the long term improving their life chances and helping them to achieve a more successful transition to adulthood. The wellbeing of these young people forms the focus of our work.  Our mentoring service is weekly  one to one  long term and dedicated to the needs of the children and young people. The sessions are confidential and provided in line with Safeguarding guidelines.  Our Recruiters are trained in Safer Recruiting and all of our staff and volunteers have to attend Induction training which includes Safeguarding training. All volunteers and staff are subject to enhanced DBS disclosure.   
The charity provides a service through the Primary and High Schools in Warwickshire.
Mentor Link is a National schools mentoring award winner and in 2018 we provided a service to 120 schools across the West Midlands.