Across all 3 areas we can offer regular mentoring sessions to young carers who are experiencing particularly challenging times in their lives.

A mentor is there to:

  • Establish a trusting relationship
  • Listen and discuss any issues
  • Encourage the young carer to think about choices and consequences
  • Be an objective outsider

The mentor will:

  • Build up a relationship with the young carer
  • Listen and discuss anything that is worrying him/her
  • Value the young carer’s opinions and beliefs
  • Help build self confidence and self-esteem
  • Encourage the young carer to talk and think about his/her ambitions and hopes for the future
  • Encourage the young carer to improve school attendance and punctuality, if appropriate
  • Talk about the world of work, and what employers and colleges expect from young people
  • Develop a plan with the young carer to work together to help them become happier and be more resilient