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Kirklees Reach Out Mentoring Project 

2019 Ongoing 2022 

Yorkshire Mentoring is the chosen partner working with Safer Kirklees Council and the West Yorkshire VRU across Huddersfield & Kirklees to support young people aged between 11-18 who are at risk of offending through exploitation or connections.  We recruit & train mentors who support young people both in schools and one to one in the local community.   If you would like to find out more or interested in become a mentor, please email us at kirklees@yorkshirementoring.org.uk. For referral form, please click the link here

 

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Safer BarnsleyPartnership

2022 Ongoing since 2021

Yorkshire Mentoring is the chosen partner working with Safer Barnsley Partnership to support young people aged between 11-18 who are at risk of offending. We again recruit & train mentors  to support young people.  If you would like to find out more about the project and who can refer or interested in mentoring with us, please email us at Barnsley@yorkshirementoring.org.uk

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Wrong Look Wrong Time Wrong Place

2022 Ongoing since 2019

Our knife crime workshops Wrong Look, Wrong Time, Wrong Place,  were initially commissioned as part of our ongoing work across Kirklees, to educate and raise awareness amongst young people aged between 11-18 about the risks of knife crime. Channel 4's legal department & The Garden TV production company provided us with the rights to use ‘24 Hours in Police Custody’ which is an integral part of the workshops.   The workshops are based around the real events that lead to the death of Azaan Kaleem in May 2018, and were initially delivered to young people in schools and alternative provisions across Kirklees. As a result of the success in Kirklees using our form of delivery,  we were then approached and asked to offer this to provision in South Yorkshire. 

The footage from the programme enables us to engage young people in discussions and activities which explore choices and consequences of actions, and the subsequent impact. Furthermore,  it then allows us to lead into activities which focus on carrying a knife and the law in relation to this, dispelling myths that some young people may have. Through the workshops we explore with young people the impact of knife crime and serious violence on the individuals concerned,  wider family  and the local community and this exploration of feelings is profound and has a major impact on young people who undertake the sessions.

The sessions take up-to 5 hours in total to complete the workbook and accompanying exercises which can be delivered across two or three independent sessions.  All young people keep the workbooks that they complete which have useful information around serious violence and what to do if concerned and or worried. Our workshops can be tailored to suit different youth groups & school settings and we now deliver this in a Training 4 Trainers format to professionals from schools, youth groups, safer schools officers & colleges and parents.   For more details email us at kirklees@yorkshirementoring.org.uk 

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Primary School Knife Crime awareness - Happy Friendships Better Lives

2022 

As a follow on from our Knife Crime workshops  which are aimed to 11-18  year olds, we were approached to create & deliver sessions to primary school aged children.  Happy Friendships - Better Lives resource was therefore created and funded from from West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit.

The workshop focus on healthy friendships and the consequences of knife crime in sessions that at specifically tailored for primary age young people.

For more details email us at kirklees@yorkshirementoring.org.uk 

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West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit 

2022 Ongoing since 2019

Please find our 2020 evaluation report for the work we have carried out in Kirklees for the West Yorkshire VRU.  Click here for the report. 

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Peer Mentoring 

2018 - Ongoing 

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. 

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Business and enterprise mentoring

2008 - 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.

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Youth in Mind

2017 - to April 2020

Yorkshire mentoring worked across the Bradford district supporting young people who were accessing a project called “Youth in Mind” . Young people gained access to a mentor who was there to support them on a one to one basis for up to six months.  Mentors were 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."