HeadStart Mentoring

YLF deliver a leading mentoring programme with HeadStart Kent that is carried out in Maidstone, Thanet, Dover, and Tonbridge and Malling.

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The Programme

HeadStart aims to equip young people to better deal with difficult circumstances in their lives. HeadStart’s focus is to build a sustainable system where every young person in Kent will be able to say with confidence:

“People around me understand wellbeing and how to promote it.”
“My overall wellbeing is not impacted by the pressure to achieve and to be perfect.”
“There is always someone for me to talk to.”

Find out more about HeadStart on their website.

HeadStart partners can refer a young person by completing this referral form. This form must be emailed across with the Resilience Conversation Document to ylfheadstart@ylf.org.uk.

Did You Know...

…85%

of young people accessing a Mentor meet their agreed goals!

Our Hubs

YLF delivers its HeadStart Mentoring programmes from our hubs across Kent. Hubs are safe spaces where Mentors and young people can access lounge areas, use kitchen facilities, computers and chill zones for studies or have a chat. Access to additional Youth Hubs can also be available for sports facilities and more! The dedicated Coordinator will provide with your district facilities, availability and how to book:

Swale

Moat Foundation Community Hub:
33 Cavell Way, Sittingbourne, ME10 1BL

New House Youth Hub:
Chalkwell Road, Sittingbourne, ME10 2LP

Gravesham

Moat Foundation Community Hub:
7 Warrior Avenue, Gravesend, DA12 5NA

Northfleet Youth Hub:
Hall Road, Gravesend, DA11 8AJ

Thanet

Quarterdeck Youth Hub:
15 Zion Place, Margate, CT9 1RP

Dover

Linwood Youth Hub:
Park Avenue, Deal, CT14 9UU

What People Say

“Without my mentor I would probably still be a mess. She gave me the chance to sort my life out.” D, young person

“My Mentor gave me the chance to talk, figure out problems and also have fun together.” K, young person

“My Mentor has really helped me. She gives me positive ideas about situations.” R, young person

“Seeing the change in my young person was amazing, it really reminded me why I chose to do this.” L, Mentor

What Next?

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Become a Mentor

Find out how to volunteer as a Mentor and start supporting a young person

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Get a Mentor

Find out how to make an enquiry to start receiving support from a Mentor

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Resources

Download leaflets and forms right here