Free mentoring for black youth

For young people living in Tower Hamlets, Newham, City, and Hackney, we currently have grant funding to offer six months of free mentoring to 40 young people from black and global majority backgrounds, most in need of mentoring as a means to offer additional support.

This free mentoring aims to support black youth in understanding resilience tools and addressing the social issues that impact their mental health as they journey from adolescence into adulthood.

Sometimes we all feel lonely, misunderstood or stereotyped and our free mentoring will offer compassion, empathy and a safe space to navigate the oftentimes harsh racist environments experienced daily. 

 

 

Mentoring Tool Kit

Our mentoring is framed by our mentoring tool kit to support our mentors in delivering high-quality mentoring that supports young people in reflecting on their current situation, their strengths and the opportunities available to them.

Learn more about our tool kit here

 

Hear feedback from Xirone, an ex mentee

 

 

 

Who are the mentors?

This project is supported by our team of trained mentors and corporate volunteers who have undergone our safer recruitment process, including reference and DBS checks.

 

FAQ

Mentoring is fortnightly. Sessions last one hour. Delivered face to face or online. At school or in a safe space in the community. Mentoring is free for six months. Sessions are available on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays only.

 

Contact us

If you are aged 8 – 25 years old, from black and global majority backgrounds, and live in Tower Hamlets, Newham, City or Hackney and would like to receive 6 months of free mentoring, please contact kyrah@thementoringlab.co.uk or call her directly on 02081588500 ext 333.

 

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