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CRiBS is a UK Registered Charity no. 1122295. A company limited by guarantee no. 05947379

CRiBS Office, St Columba's Boys' School, Halcot Avenue, Bexleyheath DA6 7QB

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Mentoring Programme in Secondary schools

Unlimited is a mentoring programme designed to meet the escalating need to support our young people’s wellbeing. The alarming statistic that “suicide is the most common cause of death for boys aged between 5 and 19, and the second most common for girls of that age” (Wise Up, 2017) demonstrates the need to support our young people.

 

The increasing pressure on secondary schools to support their students wellbeing and mental health while not receiving funding to achieve this leaves a gap that requires filling. Norman Lamb, former Minister of State for Care & Support has said “We need to make better use of the voluntary and digital services to fill the gaps in a fragmented system.”

 

This is where Unlimited comes in, our well trained and experienced volunteer mentors seek to work with Secondary schools to support their students to help them achieve social, emotional wellbeing and academic success by overcoming their barriers to success.

Case Studies

Charlotte interview video

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100% of students said they would recommend an Unlimited mentor to a friend

Statistics for 2018-19

Unlimited Mentor Training Outline

The Unlimited mentor training consists of 12 sessions each 1-hour long over 6 weeks with 2 sessions being delivered each week.

The sessions consist of two main themes;

1. Mentoring skills and techniques

This theme covers topics such as the person-centred approach, active listening, asking powerful questions, the GROW model and creative mentoring tools/techniques among other topics.

2. Young people concerns in schools

This theme covers topic such as Identity, self-esteem, bullying, safeguarding children in schools and how to build the relationship among other topics.

The content of these sessions are grounded in evidence-based approaches and psychological research and have been designed to fully equip mentors to meet the wide range of needs young people are likely to present with.

Unlimited Leader David Hancock

David Hancock has been awarded a Masters of Science in Career Coaching with distinction from the University of East London’s school of psychology. His thesis investigated the impact of Coaching and mentoring on disadvantaged youth from the Tower Hamlets area. He has over 5 years’ experience of coaching and mentoring disadvantaged youth and young people in an educational setting and currently works as a learning mentor at St Columba’s Catholic Boys school.

"I'm a CRiBS' Mentor because I believe young people face many problems in their lives today and find it easier to talk to people that are not related to them and hopefully can build a good relationship with their mentor to help them explore their inner feelings and problems they face."

 

Pauline, CRiBS Mentor

David with some of our mentoring team

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer mentor or would like mentors to visit your school please do get in touch.