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Mentoring Projects

About the project

Our qualified practitioners offer a high-quality mentoring service, bespoke to each individual Children and Young People (CYP). The early intervention offers curates a plethora of approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person Centred Strengths-Based approaches to CYP who face a multifaceted barriers and challenges in their day to day living.

Funded by by Children In Need (CIN) and the Family Innovation Fund (FIF), projects- GLOW and Envelop offers 1-to-1 and group mentoring for children and young people aged 8-18 years old. Sessions can run for up to 10 weeks.

How we can help

There are some restrictions to accessing this support and that is if the person(s) being referred are already being supported by specialist and/or statutory services. Referrals can be made for children and young people aged 8-19 years where they are:


  • Exhibiting risky behaviours that jeopardise personal safety

  • At the risk of going on to part-time school timetables or at risk of exclusion

  • Home educated where early help can have a positive impact

  • Have moderate learning difficulties (without an Education and Health Care Plan)

  • Have low-level behavioural issues (without an Education and Health Care Plan)


Referrals may also be made for a parent or carer.


Our GLOW initiatives support young people to:


  • Understand and manage their feelings and behaviours

  • Learn new skills and approaches which can positively influence friendships and relationships at home and in school

  • Set and work towards personal goals

  • Learn how to build and maintain friendships decreasing isolation

  • Focus on education and careers


Young people tell us they value the time with their mentor or coach to explore issues which matter to them with a view to working towards solutions. All of which builds confidence and self-esteem.

Southend YMCA youth

"Young people grow with GLOW"

In association with
Essex County Council
Supported by BBC Children in Need

Want to be a part of something special?

Contact us today about this project...


Phone: 01702 301301

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