We offer a few different types of mentoring with no agenda except to support you, whatever situation you’re in. It’s a one-to-one relationship that you’ll have with an adult or a peer that you can trust and rely on. It’s knowing you have someone in your corner. We know it’s tough out there so if you feel like you’re facing it alone, we will support you to develop the skills and strengths you already have as well as others you didn’t know you had. We’ll be there just for you.

The types of mentoring we offer:

  • Peer Mentoring – We understand that the transition from primary to secondary school can be scary, so we are here to help. We will work with you and pair you with a mentor. Your trained mentor will be a young person who has been through the same challenges and will be able to help you navigate this difficult time.
  • Needs-Based Mentoring – Whatever it is that you would like to talk about, we’re here to listen. Whether it’s family problems, exams, friendship worries, body image anxiety, or stress.
  • School Exclusion Mentoring – You deserve to thrive at school. Being excluded from school impacts your learning and often your family relationships, you do not need to suffer in silence. Talk to us if you have been excluded or if you feel you are are risk of exclusion. We are here for you!


Jim Chynoweth jim@thewinch.org


12-18 years old

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