Mentoring Plus supports young people in Bath & NE Somerset who are facing challenges, helping 5-25-year-olds feel connected through award-winning mentoring schemes, youth clubs and inspiring activity programmes in our community. Many receive social care support and are young carers in families facing complex physical and mental problems.
The impact of the last two years has added to their challenges. Long periods of isolation, increased anxiety about transitioning back to school and some financial difficulties at home. For younger children at primary school, some have missed vital learning and the routine and friendships that school brings with it.
The charity is currently recruiting new mentors, which is a great way to get involved in a good cause whilst also providing an opportunity for personal development.
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The impact of one year of mentoring on young people speaks for itself:
- 88% reported improved confidence and self esteem
- 85% were observed to be and reported feeling safer
- 85% were positively engaged in education, employment or training
- 80% reported new community connections
- 73% showed improved physical and emotional wellbeing
- 70% reported higher aspirations for the future
If you'd like to get involved please join us for an information session with a representative from the charity on Wednesday 7 December. Please register your interest using this form so that we have an idea of numbers. If you can't attend in person, please connect via Teams.
If you can't attend but are still interested in becoming a mentor, please fill in your details here or email Bergen Merey for more information. Alternatively, you can support the charity by donating here.