A Bridgnorth school is to be the first in the area to be given support by a charity called Mentor Link who already work in over 100 schools in the West Midlands area.
Mentor Link provides long-term one-to-one social and emotional support to vulnerable and distressed children. The charity professionally recruits and trains volunteer mentors to listen to and support young people who may be facing difficulties such as illness, low self-esteem, bereavement, family breakdown, and relationships with others. Their aim is to create a more positive attitude in young people towards themselves and to their learning.
With 17 years’ experience of providing this service to schools and a good track record of success, the charity is recruiting more volunteer mentors. No qualifications are necessary; you just need to be a good listener and role model, with an interest in supporting young people.