Demand for our mentoring service is growing; in fact in the past year we’ve seen a 100% increase in the number of young people being referred and asking for help.
The Door’s Mentoring Scheme provides vital 1:1 support for young people facing a vast array of issues and challenges and our award winning team of over 50 volunteers, come together from all walks of life to form an army of positive role models ready and waiting to help young people move forward in their lives.
Statutory and local agencies, such as social care, adolescent mental health service, schools and others are struggling to manage the increased numbers of young people living with poor emotional and mental health as well as those displaying disruptive or even abusive patterns of behaviour. They are frequently turning to organisations such as The Door for additional support.
Mentoring has clear and tangible results – every young person is assessed against certain criteria when they are referred, and then reviewed against these criteria every 3 months and when they chose to stop mentoring. In each of the 3 key areas – Education and Aspiration, Social Skills & Managing Negative Behaviours – young people progress on average between 20 and 25%
“I feel so much more confident, meeting my mentor has helped me talk through things rather than getting more stressed by them.”
We are delighted to have received a grant of £5,000 from the Masonic Charitable Foundation towards the running of our Mentoring Scheme – this will contribute towards the salary of our Mentoring Team Leader, Alistair, and the ongoing costs of running the scheme.