Made for More primarily offer one to one mentoring and lunch clubs to secondary schools throughout Chelmsford. Through working closely with the staff, we can supply consistent and quality support for young people within the school system.
One to one mentoring is offered to schools at no charge, by our team of trained and DBS checked staff and volunteer mentors, who work closely with pastoral teams. Each mentor is trained to listen, provide emotional support and space for self reflection. Mentoring is not about fixing or counselling, but about encouraging, listening and signposting. Schools, teaching staff and pastoral teams are under increasing amounts of pressure. Our mentors can offer time and consistency to young people needing to be heard. All mentors are updated with current safeguarding practices.
Lunch Clubs are a place for fun, food, friendship and faith. All are welcome from all faiths and none. As a Christian charity we respect and value each young person and their beliefs. Our lunch clubs are an inclusive space to discuss life choices, experiences and values. Whilst we lead our sessions from a Christian perspective, we welcome the input of others with contrasting views. These groups also provide a safe space for those who may feel vulnerable within the school system.
In a changeable landscape, we endeavour to respond to current needs in young people. We recognise these needs are different in each school and indeed each year group. Through close relationship with pastoral teams and department heads, we have been able to respond to specific needs in schools. Made for More have recently run sessions with a group of young people struggling with anxiety. We have been able to deliver a 6 week workshop covering what anxiety is and strategies to manage it. These courses are subject to availability and on request.
Our team are committed to delivering an excellent service to all schools. We support staff and young people, following safeguarding principles and the value system specific to that school. Made for More are dedicated to providing quality conduct throughout all interactions.
As a charity, we do not discriminate. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, disability, religion or lifestyle choices.
We are motivated through our faith and this fuels what we do. We work within the Government Prevent guidelines in all of our services. Made for More are funded by the local churches of Chelmsford, who also regularly pray for the work that we carry out.
'Mentoring is helpful and decreases my confusion'
'Mentoring is a place where I can clear my head, it's a safe haven'
'Having a mentor is like having a friend who supports and listens to me, someone who is there for me'
I don't really talk to many people, but I have found you so easy to talk to. You are so positive - it helps so much!'
'Having a mentor, someone I trust, has helped me cope with the last three difficult years and learn skills to help me cope with my stress'
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