We are delivering an exciting pilot programme which has been carefully developed with insights from a range of experts, current and former mentors and our team.
The My Future programme is aimed at children aged 5-12 years old who are experiencing emotional and behavioural difficulties. Through one-to-one mentoring we support children to develop the skills and confidence to understand their emotions, manage their behaviour, realise their potential and build a better future.
Children will receive:
9 months of individual mentoring with a trained volunteer mentor who will spend 2-4 hours with the child each week. Mentoring sessions will be aimed at having new and fun experiences whilst reflecting on challenges and creating goals that facilitate behaviour change.
5 group sessions delivered by a professional and attended with mentor. Group sessions are aimed at building children’s social and emotional skills, confidence and resilience and also building pro social skills.
A named Programme Manager (PM) assigned to each mentoring relationship. The PM provides supervision guidance and input to the mentoring relationship and can liaise with other professionals if needed
All sessions take place outside of school hours.
This programme is offered in Camden and Southwark.
Referral Status: Camden and Southwark are open for referral
Referred children must:
Have consent for the referral to Chance UK from the child’s main carer
Be 5 to 11 years old at point of referral
Score 14 or more on the Main Carer SDQ behavioural questionnaire
Also score 16 or more on the School SDQ behavioural questionnaire
Have a main carer who is committed to supporting the aims and structure of the programme. The assigned Programme Manager will ensure that additional time is spent on explaining the programme and the benefits to child’s main carer at their first meeting.
Referred children should not:
Have a significant learning need or neurodevelopmental difference that would prevent them from having the necessary level of comprehension, communication and self-reflection skills to engage fully with our early intervention behavioural programme, talking tools and behaviour strategies. Examples of diagnoses we cannot work with would include Autistic Spectrum Condition.
To find out more about the My Future programme please contact:
Bart Smith if you would like to make a referral in Camden
Jo Latham if you would like to make a referral in Southwark