Mentoring helps a young person to feel better about themselves and their lives.
Our mentoring programmes run from six weeks to a year, helping young people aged 12 to 18 to "shift the stuff" that is getting in their way. This can be anything from friendships, family relationships, school, their self-esteem and the tough bits about growing up.
Working with a mentor, a trained and trusted adult, can help a young person to think about where they are now, where they want to be and how they’re going to get there, one small step at a time. This can include personal and academic goals, destinations like college or work or positive changes in their behaviour like going out more, being less angry or not harming themselves.
Lifespace mentors don't judge a young person or their situation, they listen and encourage them to find their own answers. Sessions are completely confidential unless a young person shares something to suggest that they or someone else is at risk of harm.
Orbit customers can access free mentoring for their child if the young person gives their consent and if the issues they are dealing with don’t need medical/clinical support.
Mentoring can take place entirely online, or sessions can be arranged in Stratford-upon-Avon, where Lifespace is based.