Please note that you are welcome to apply to become involved with Mentoring Plus at any time during the year. We are always happy to take on new mentors even if the training dates have passed!
The mentoring programme runs for one year starting in either the Spring or Autumn. Many of our mentors continue mentoring past the initial one year commitment required.
More detailed dates and times for training, residentials and activities are posted on the calendar.
Induction and enrolment
Evening dates in the Spring and Autumn held at Mentoring Plus
Mentors are invited to complete application forms and attend an introductory session when the programme and role is explained. Police checks and references are obtained.
Mentor core training
One weekend in the Spring and Autumn held at Mentoring Plus
Covers a range of topics relevant to the mentor role, for instance, engaging young people, anti-oppressive practice, social exclusion, education, working with young people at risk, confidentiality and action planning.
One Weekend day in the Spring or Autumn
A day giving you the opportunity to meet the young people, to include challenging outdoor activities and groupwork. This is a real opportunity for mentors to create relationships with young people before being individually matched.
Ongoing from Spring and Autumn
Mentors are individually matched with young people after the residential and meet regularly thereafter. In addition, mentor couples are encouraged to attend a range of activities and interest groups which help sustain motivation and support networks.
Mentor training and supervision
Mentors are expected to attend an ongoing training programme and individual supervision. Less formal group supervision / support sessions are also held regularly. Details of supervision and training dates will be emailed to you regularly and are available on the calendar.
A variety of groups are offered including a motor group, cookery, woodwork, bicycle workshops, climbing, art & photography and various sports groups. They are designed to assist young people to develop practical, social and educational skills. We would like to encourage mentors and their mentees to attend groups together. It is a great way to build your relationship and to support the young person in a group environment.
Young people and mentors are formally congratulated on their achievements. Usually held in the Summer at Mentoring Plus.