We deliver the BIG Mentoring Project in Southampton –
The project uses a professional mentor with lived experience of homelessness, offending and substance misuse.
The approach of the mentor is positive, it is about listening to young people, not telling.
Our approach is constructive and looking forward and not punitive. The mentor is a consistent positive presence which is often lacking in the young people’s lives and helps them to access other services.
The mentor gives young people the confidence to tackle issues head on as they are not doing it alone, with the mentor’s help they can overcome their barriers and see a positive future ahead of them and have established a plan to achieve it.