My mentor was very helpful and open minded, without them I would be in a bad place mentally
How can you help hatch?
We’re always looking to grow our amazing team of volunteer mentors.
The role of a hatch mentor is to support young people aged 8-16yrs by guiding them through one of our computerised or paper-based programmes.
Our sessions are delivered on a 1-1 basis at our site in Birkenhead so mentors are expected to travel in for those.
We ask all mentors to give us at least 1hr a week for 8 weeks, the time it takes to complete one programme with one young person. Mentors can volunteer more hours if they’d like.
Our sessions run between 10am-6pm, Mon- Fri.
Training – Mentors are provided with full training on the therapeutic interventions, safeguarding and our unique approach to working with children and young people. All mentors will be required to complete an enhanced criminal record check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) in line with our safer recruitment policy. The cost of this check will be covered by hatch.
Mentor Journey – Giving back, professional development & gaining an understanding of mental health are some of the reasons mentors want to volunteer with us. We recognise this and therefore provide a wide range or training courses, supervision guidance and social events to create a community of mentors well equipped to not only support young people but develop personally.
We would love to hear from you if you think that you have what it takes to help change a young person’s life.