How to Address ‘Gang Mindset’ in Mentoring



Develop your understanding of the culture and mindset of young people caught up in criminal exploitation and gang-related lifestyles. Gain confidence in how to deliver 1:1 mentoring or befriending and prepare yourself for what can be a transformative mentoring relationship.


‘I felt good practicing the tools on younger people. I think it being a mentor will help me find out what I’m good at and give me a reason to keep going when things get hard at school. Yeah today was actually really good. 

Emeka (16, student)



This training will;

  • Explore the psychology of a gang involvement
  • The culture and mindset of gangs
  • The power behind gang lifestyles
  • What’s your mentoring ‘offer’
  • Developing trauma-informed practices
  • Developing your gang counter-narrative
  • Creating a safe, trusting mentoring space
  • Explore tools that benefit both mentor and mentee.


Our trainers will provide you with the space to reflect, to enhance your mentoring identity.



Trainees will increase their awareness of;

  • The common beliefs found in gang culture
  • How to address risks with mentees
  • How to support mentees involved in gangs
  • Core techniques for developing trust 
  • How to use Language That Cares



Discounts are available for groups of 3 or more people. Click here for the training brochure and group prices.


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