New mentors

Here at Our Generation we have just completed our fourth Mentoring and Befriending training course! So we now have five new mentors who are raring to go.

Mentors feedback from the course has been really positive. Here is how one new mentor described their experience.

“A fabulous course – interesting, informative, supportive, the course tutor is very approachable and makes things easy to understand”

Of course, it’s not all praise as we encourage feedback that will allow us to make improvements to our practice. Two of our latest mentors expressed that they felt the course would have benefited from more video case studies and so we are now planning to expand this area in our next training course.

The new mentors have also expressed that they are keen to meet with the experienced mentors who already volunteer for the project. So we have invited them to our next steering group meeting where they will have the opportunity to meet existing mentors and begin to participate in the management of the project.

I will leave you with a quote from one of our new mentors:

“Woohoo! I actually finished my Our Generation training today. This is a huge achievement for me. I was informed about this project through my job centre advisor, who knew what I wanted to do with my life.

This came at a time when I was feeling very low and despondent. Since then I have met some great people, done some brilliant training and am looking forward to making a positive difference to peoples lives when I start mentoring and befriending.”

Find out more about the Our Generation project, and read our previous blogs.