Mentoring programme for young carersMentors in Schools
Our newly expanded mentoring programme for young carers will support 250 young people over the next two years and beyond. If you would like your school to be involved please contact Maivel Rodriguez Lopez. You can also fill in our expression of interest form.
Barnet Carers’ new expanded mentoring programme for carers will bring our service to over 25o young carers in schools across the borough. Funded through the Propel programme by the Mayor of London, this new programme will provide up to 8 sessions of supportive mentoring for young carers, with extended mentoring available to young carers with greater need provided by our partner organisation Art Against Knives.
What is it?
A school-based model of personalised peer mentoring and subsequent engagement in group activity, or specialist group mentoring, to support young carers 8–24 who live in Barnet.
How it works
Qualified mentors, some of whom are young adult carers, are recruited, trained and matched to referred mentees, who will meet them at their schools, colleges or universities and deliver eight sessions of individual and bespoke mentoring support. The sessions are structured to address areas such as confidence building, encouraging integration into activities and social groups, addressing challenges in school or addressing matters relating to the caring role or home life. Restricted online mentoring will only be available if in-person sessions are not possible.
If you would like your school to get involved you can fill out our expression of interest form. We will then get in contact with you to talk you through the programme and provide a referral route for young carers in your school.