Peer Mentoring – Young Parents

peer mentoringBecoming a parent is an exciting yet daunting time for anyone, but for young parents these feelings can be even more exaggerated.

Many young parents have low self-esteem and are not aware of their own skills and abilities. Some may come from a care background and/or have multiple issues to deal with on a daily basis.

The Spark Peer mentoring programme helps young parents to better understand their emotions and develop positive relationship skills. Our work enables them to develop insight and self-awareness, helping them to overcome barriers and have a better understanding of their own capabilities.

Programme content

The Peer mentoring programme provides both personal learning and the opportunity for participants to gain the necessary skills required to become Peer Mentors.

Led by our Children and Young People Team (CYP) participants will:

  • Develop active listening skills and have an understanding of verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Develop the knowledge and skills to assess group dynamics
  • Explore different relationships and the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships
  • Gain an understanding of how values impact on relationships
  • Explore boundaries – why they are important and how they differ depending on the relationship.

 Post School Peer Mentoring programme delivery

This is a 6 week programme, with each workshop lasting 2 – 2.5 hours.

The CYP team utilise a variety of activities and discussions, encouraging young parents to participate and share their own experiences.

To find out more about The Spark’s Peer Mentoring Programme for Young Parents, get in touch.

Contact the CYP team on 0141 222 3910 or complete an enquiry form.