Mentor Me

Mentoring in Primary and Secondary Schools

The RISE Trust runs the volunteer ‘Mentor Me’ programme in Chippenham both in primary and secondary schools which has delivered very positive results. This free service to schools provides valuable one-to-one adult interaction.  Often schools refer to our service or families are signposted through courses, family support and Rise workers.

  • A volunteer mentor is seen as a ‘neutral’ and the child can talk without being judged.
  • Mentoring is about building a relationship of trust and respect, and then journeying with the child.
  • A mentoring session may be chatting, playing a game or doing an arts and craft activity but often the student wants to talk about their feelings and problems.
  • We give a listening ear to the children.
  • Mentors are not counsellors, and cannot make decisions for the students.
  • The mentoring sessions take place in school for typically 30 – 40 minutes once or twice a month.

For more information on becoming a mentor or using the service, please contact:

Fay Norris
Tel:   01249 445288