Mentoring, advice & guidance

One to one support can be what a young person really needs so they can thrive in school and reach their potential. It can be one off or regular; can be about one specific issue or helping set goals. This can be especially important for those who are finding school difficult. Mentoring helps the young person set goals for themselves and achieve them. This could be anything from developing confidence to managing behaviour. Advice is more specific, covering subjects young people need information or guidance about. We provide advice about:

Sex and Relationships

  • Sexual health
  • Body and Identity
  • Consent, sexual exploitation and healthy relationships
  • Sexuality and gender
  • Texting and sexting
  • Pornography

Future Life and Career

  • Choosing a career
  • Choosing education, training or apprenticeships
  • Making a CV, finding work and working
  • Budgeting, bank accounts, debt and tax
  • Leaving home

Emotional Wellbeing

  • Understanding mental health and how to get support (“Mental Health First Aid”)
  • Exam stress
  • Bullying and discrimination
  • Staying safe online
  • Alcohol and drugs – especially NPS (so called “legal highs”)

We also provide support into a family. If a young person is not getting on at home and it has an impact on their life in school we can provide mediation to improve their relationships in the family. If stress at home is caused by money worries we can provide social welfare advice about benefits, debt and housing.

If you would like to work with MAP to provide a programme in your school contact us to discuss your school’s needs.