FAQ

If you want to be a mentor:

We've had so much interest in the project that we are not able to take on any more mentors at present. 

What support do mentors receive?

You’ll have an initial chat with the Project Co-ordinator, who will explain the project and how it works, as well as get to know you and your interests. Then you’ll receive training in mentoring skills and mental health awareness, which will equip you with the confidence and knowledge you need before you are matched with your mentee.

The Project Co-ordinator will be on hand to support and guide you through the mentoring relationship – and there will be opportunities to get together with other mentors and mentees to share experiences and receive further training.

How do I get matched?

The Project Co-ordinator will ask you about your interests, where you live and what you expect from the project. When she's found a good match, she will discuss it with you before arranging your first meeting. 

Do I need a criminal record check?

Yes. You will be spending time with a vulnerable young person under the age of 18 and therefore you will need to have a DBS check. This is free of charge and will be completed with the Project Co-ordinator.  All mentees undergo a risk assessment before starting the mentoring programme to ensure our volunteers’ safety and well-being.