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Me2 peer mentoring programme (to access mainstream clubs and online groups)

Me2 is a peer mentoring programme to support young people with additional needs access mainstream youth provision or socialise online through mentor-led groups.


Mentors (aged 15-19) are trained to effectively support mentees (10-19) to access social activities until they are comfortable to attend independently (usually within 10 -20 weeks).


Me2 is overseen by Amber who meets all mentors and mentees before matching them based on their interests and availability and continues to support through out the placement.


Previous placements have included games nights, Duke of Edinburgh, archery, boxing and rock climing and more recently online group sessions with games and quizzes.


A mentee who has recently completed the online programme has  stated:


Me2 has been a wonderful experience. I started off being apprehensive about engaging with new people but as I slowly introduced myself to everyone, I gathered that they were very friendly and welcoming. I feel like I have made genuine friends very quickly and I also feel that it has boosted my confidence and social skills.” – C, aged 18 (mentee).


Our ability to faciliate face-to-face placements is currently limited by available provison (due to Covid-19 restrictions) and geographical area.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Amber Edwards
Contact Position
Youth Programmes Coordinator
Telephone
07943160202
E-mail
amber.edwards@themytrust.org
Website
https://www.themytrust.org/.../me2-programme

When is it on?

Date & Time Information
We look to match the placements around the mentees availability

Other Details

Cost details
There is no cost to participate in the programme but a mentee will need to cover costs of any club fees that are required and will need to make their own way to agreed venues.
Referral required?
Yes
Referral and availability notes

Please contact Amber Edwards for a referral form (this can be emailed or posted).

Age Range
10-19
Age Range
11-18Ages 16-18,
Disablities:
Autism, Behaviour and learning, Behavioural, emotional and social development, Communication and interaction, Hearing impaired, Language difficulty, Learning difficulty, Physical disability, Physical sensory/medical, Profound, severe or complex, Severe learning difficulty, Visually impaired,

Local Offer

Local Offer Disabilities
Learning difficulty
Physical disability
Hearing impaired
Language difficulty
Behavioural, emotional and social development
Severe learning difficulty
Visually impaired
Communication and interaction
Autism
Physical sensory/medical
Profound, severe or complex
Behaviour and learning
Local Offer Age Bands
Secondary (11-16 years)
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Needs Level
Medium
High
Low
SEN Provision Type
Universal
Targeted

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