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Mentor Link

Mentor Link is a registered charity dedicated to providing social and emotional support to distressed children and young people. We provide a service to a number of schools in Wolverhampton and welcomes enquirie from teachers, parents and governors requiring additional information.

Mentor Link is dedicated to providing long-term one-to-one social and emotional listening support to distressed and vulnerable young people by providing them with a volunteer mentor during difficult times in their lives. Difficulties faced may include:

  • Anxiety
  • Self-harm
  • Low-level mental health issues
  • Low self-esteem
  • Bullying
  • Traumatic bereavement
  • Family breakdown etc.

The aim of mentoring is to help the young people achieve positive changes both personally and educationally, and remain engaged with their education, family and community. In the short term this may mean engaging better in class and improving educational outcomes, and in the long term improving their life chances and helping them to achieve a more successful transition to adulthood. The wellbeing of these young people forms the focus of our work.

Locally and safely recruited, we train our mentors to offer support to those in need weekly across the West Midlands. The service is provided mainly, but not exclusively in school.

Our mentoring service is weekly, one to one, long term and dedicated to the needs of the children and young people. The sessions are confidential and provided in line with Safeguarding guidelines.

Our Recruiters are trained in Safer Recruiting and all of our staff and volunteers have to attend Induction training which includes Safeguarding training. All volunteers and staff are subject to enhanced DBS disclosure.

Our qualified Trainer also delivers Protective Behaviours Training to schools for pupils, staff and parents teaching them about the rights of children to stay safe, who to talk to if they feel unsafe and feelings associated with being unsafe. There is a small charge depending on the requirements of schools so we ask all schools to contact us for further information.  

For further information please visit our website or contact the service. A copy of our school brochure can be found in the downloads section of this page.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Andrea Maddocks
Contact Position
CEO
Telephone
01299 822336
E-mail
enquiries@mentorlink.org.uk
Website
Mentor Link

Where to go

Name
We work with Schools across the City of Wolverhampton who require our service.
Address
Head Office Address:
The Office Suite
18 Lombard Street
Stourport-on-Severn
Worcestershire
Postcode
DY13 8DT

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Our service is available during school time term time only

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£18 per pupil per hour per session

Availability

Age Ranges
All children in Schools/Education who need the service
Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

We advise that you contact our Head Office to discuss availability of mentors in your area first of all. Please contact 01299 822336 and talk to Elaine Southall.

For referral documents please see:
https://www.mentorlink.org.uk/information/referring-to-our-service/

Some referrals to our service are for additional needs and we advise that you contact our Head Office for further information or queries about our service.

 

Record Last Updated on: 11/06/2021

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