The HYP’s One-to-One Mentoring programme uses paid ‘mentors’ to work one-to-one, once a week for as long as required. Research has proven what most of us already know – the single most important factor that fosters resilience in young people is a caring and consistent relationship with an adult. The earlier the bond is formed, the stronger it will be and the greater impact it will have on the young person’s future. All sessions are structured with clear targets and objectives that are agreed at the start by the referring agency, young person and mentor.
We provide a safe and comfortable environment to enable young people to relax and share their stories, building trust and security in a professional yet informal relationship. We are happy to attend professionals meetings and advocate on behalf of the young person.