“Thank you for being so consistent with him”
CANW’s Mentoring service works with vulnerable young people between the ages of 10 – 17, offering them support and guidance to help them overcome issues they may be experiencing. All mentors are volunteers who donate their spare time especially to work with our young people.
The young people we work with are vulnerable and face issues such as poverty, abuse and neglect as well as low confidence and self-esteem. Our fully trained mentors work with young people referred to the project for one to two hours per week.Each young person is carefully paired with a mentor based on interests and needs. Our mentors become trusted, non-judgemental role models for young people, supporting them to build their confidence and self-esteem and helping them to build strategies to overcome issues they may face.
Whether it’s helping with learning new skills or taking the young person bowling, all sessions are designed to build trust so that the young person is able to discuss any problems they may have. The group sessions also provide an opportunity for the young people to socialise, create friendship groups and gain confidence.