The Source Young People's Charity
Bespoke Therapeutic Mentoring
Our Bespoke Therapeutic Mentoring Programme supports hard to reach, disadvantaged, vulnerable and chaotic young people (aged up to 25 years) living in Rushmoor.
Through weekly 1-1 therapeutic mentoring sessions in community settings we:
- Build emotional intelligence, self-esteem & self-worth
- Appropriately challenge unhelpful beliefs
- Build assertive communication skills
- Build awareness of their vulnerabilities
- Support healthy decision making regarding friendships & relationships
- Enable young people to identify their needs, express them, appropriately engage & make the most out of the support services available
- Build work readiness
Typical outcomes include young people:
- Changing their aspirations, attitudes, thinking and behaviour
- Building a positive outlook for their lives & their future
- Reducing risky, anti-social & criminal behaviour
- Reducing substance misuse
- Stabilising mental health
- Resolving education, employment & accommodation issues
- Fully engaging with services e.g. probation, drug & alcohol, community mental health, housing, voluntary sector & social services
Our Bespoke Therapeutic Mentoring Programme is funded by donations, our social bike project BikeStart, The Blagrave Trust, Tescos Bag of Help Scheme, The Jerusalem Trust, Community Matters Partnership Project, People's Postcode Trust and The Police and Crime Commissioner's - Safer Communities Fund.
“"You are the first person to talk to me like an adult and ask me what I want."”
“"I feel comfortable here. I feel like you get me, you listen and you really help me."”
“"It's takes me a long time to trust people but I can talk to you. You really help me sort my head out, this stuff really helps. I can now risk assess for myself every day and then work out what I can deal with on that day."”
Eddie was in trouble with the police, at risk of homelessness and was struggling to look after himself. We made sure he was aware of his rights, supported him to understand and abide by the conditions set by the police, ensured he got the help he needed and supported his successful transition to supported accommodation.