Mentoring

mentoring1Belong London provides one to one mentoring support to children, young people and adults in London who have committed offences, who are at risk of offending or who have been a victim of serious crime. Service users receive 2-4 hours of one to one mentoring per week for up to 18 months from volunteers who are trained and supported by Belong London. We work both in custody and the community. Contact us at enquiries@belonglondon.com, 02036746144 or 07766004149 if you would like to refer yourself or another person for mentoring. 

  • 70% of those who have accessed Belong London’s mentoring scheme have not reoffended 6 months – 1 year after beginning the programme.
  • 70% of Belong London mentees state that mentoring has helped them improve their health.
  • 60% state that their relationships have improved as a result of mentoring.
  • 67% of people who have pariticpated in the mentoring schemes say mentoring has helped them to manage money better.
  • 84% say mentoring has helped them to access education, training and employment.
  • 90% of Belong London mentoring service users find that mentoring has helped them to decrease their use of illegal substances.

Highlights

“The sessions have given me a better outlook on life. Edward [a local mentor] has shown me how to use my manners when needed. I can now speak without getting angry.” – David

“I felt the sessions were useful because I had the chance to discuss what I have been doing in my life and what I could change.” – Samson

“I liked the trip to the West End because it showed me there is more to life and it was great up there and I enjoyed it.”– Kevin

Case Studies

Jonathan’s school had decided to permanently exclude him. His mentor met with his school and mum, outlining how additional support could help Jonathan behave better at school. The exclusion was revoked and Jonathan has changed his behaviour at school, with the support of his mentor and mother.

Jason has been talking to his mentor about violence that he has committed in the past. He has identified some of the things that trigger the negative patterns in his behaviour when he is angry and his mentor is helping him to find out about anger management groups that he can attend.