Yorkshire Mentoring is the chosen partner working with Kirklees Council, Early Intervention Youth Fund & supported by the West Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner across Huddersfield to support young people aged between 11-18 who are at risk of offending. Yorkshire Mentoring have recruited and trained the first cohort of mentors who will be working with the young people and the Kirklees Youth Intervention Team ( KYIT). If you would like to find out more or want to be involved, please email us at
2019 on going
Kirklees Reach Out Project
Yorkshire mentoring is working across the Bradford district to support young people who are accessing a project called “Youth in Mind” Young people get access to a mentor who can support them on a one to one basis for up to six months. Mentors are recruited from across the district to support young people 11-18 in age. Mentoring is very rewarding and provides an opportunity for mentors to make a difference for young people’s lives.
Take a look at some of the quotes from young people and their families below
Some more great feedback from a parent of a young person who has a mentor through us. “They seem to have jelled”
“Yes they have made plans to do things together, she is lovely with him”
feedback from a young person who has recently finished her last mentoring session. “Having a mentor has been helpful because you can do research for me and give advice that isn’t biased or influenced by emotion.”
Feedback from a young person in #Bradford on our Youth in Mind project. He's had a mentor and after his last session, he stated. "(Mentoring) has helped with a lot of things; it's given me the ability to open up to others, helped me to make new friends and given me confidence."
2018 - running till 2020
Youth in Mind
In 2014 Yorkshire Mentoring began a project with with Trinity Academy supporting and working with look after students, the scheme has continued and was rolled out in 2018 to Rastrick Academy and Calder High in partnership with TLC , a charity that works to support children who are looked after in the Calderdale District.
Information sessions were delivered to 6th form students to identify those who wanted to become mentors. A more in depth workshop followed which included a session on safeguarding. The schools then identified looked after students who they thought would benefit from mentoring. Am information session was delivered to potential mentees making it clear that participation was voluntary. The next stage was matching mentors and mentees based on interests related to both school, hobbies and career. Yorkshire Mentoring provided a supervision and review programme reporting to the school and the funding partner TLC. Outcomes from the review suggested that mentees had improved their confidence, attendance and achievement in school and felt more positive about their future. Mentors commented that they had developed skills in communication particularly questioning and listening and had been able to use their experience as evidence for CVs, University and job applications.
2014 - 2018
Peer mentoring for health and well-being began as a pilot scheme.
Yorkshire Mentoring were commissioned by Kirklees Success Centres to develop a peer mentoring course focused on health and well-being outcomes. Staring as a pilot project which ran from September to December 2018, the programme has a planned roll out across Kirklees throughout 2019.
The programme was in partnership with Fusion Housing, who hosted the course referring participants who are currently living in supported housing. The course will cover all aspects of mentoring and sessions assessing and supporting positive health and well-being.
Feed back from the first participants, were that they felt more confident in mentoring and that they had learned a lot about themselves. Progression routes include working in schools, sports coaching and mentoring people recovering from addictive behaviour.
2018 - Ongoing
Yorkshire Mentoring provides mentoring for those who are looking to develop a business or enterprise idea into reality. One to one sessions are provided pro bono for clients of Princes Trust and Unltd as part of Yorkshire Mentoring commitment to providing social value. Mentoring covers all aspects of business start up including confidence building, market research, product development, promotion and accounting.