Information

Our vision is a world where children and young people feel valued and supported.

Our Aim

To provide long term dedicated social and emotional support to vulnerable or distressed children and young people who need it.

Our Service Improves

  • Self-esteem
  • Performance and behaviour at school
  • Relationships with family and friends
  • Attendance and engagement in learning

Last year (2016) we mentored 292 children and young people

88% were reported as improved in confidence and self-esteem

82% improved in performance and behaviour at school

84% reported improved relationships

46% reported improvements in community engagement

Our Service Is

  • Children and young person centred
  • Weekly
  • Long term
  • Dedicated
  • Confidential
  • Professional

Our Mentors and Counsellors Are

  • Professionally recruited using Safer Recruiting techniques
  • Carefully matched to the child or young person
  • Independent
  • Fully trained to listen to children and young people
  • DBS vetted
  • Supported by our staff in their role
  • Male and female mentors

Mentor Link welcomes enquiries from parents, schools, young people and children’s services, and our staff can discuss with you the service that we provide and how we can support your child.

Information for Schools

Information for Parents

Information for Children

Upcoming Events

05
Dec

Mentor Link Presents the Holly Jolly Festive Quiz!

Father Quizmas hosts our special Festive Quiz - fun for all the family!

08
Dec

Santa’s Grotto

Come along and visit Santa in his enchanting grotto, situated in the gardens of Astley Towne House.

Latest News

A Great Evening at Children in Need

19/11/2018

Mentor Link had a great evening at BBC Children in Need on Friday night - hope you spotted us!

Mentor Link on BBC Children in Need!

09/11/2018

We are really proud to be featuring in the BBC Children in Need celebrations this year. We hope you'll love the film as much as we do! Read more to find out where you can see us!

Case Studies

Terri’s Story

13/12/2016

This is Terri's Story. Please click here to watch her film and find out more.

Luke’s Story

13/12/2016

This is Luke's Story. Please click here to watch his film and find out more.