Solutions Focused Mentoring

Our Solutions Focused Mentoring provision is a crucial service, which can make a huge impact on the lives of the young people that we work with. It is our mission at KICK to transform young people’s lives with strong values through sport and support.

We believe that mentoring can have a profound impact on the lives of our young people; turning around challenging life situations. It is our objective to tackle behaviour management to ensure young people are responsible for their own behaviour and develop strategies to think independently, which enables them to be successful within a learning context.

We use the Solutions Focused approach in Mentoring to develop young people and see them find the solutions they need for the challenges they face in their bespoke situations. This builds upon the development of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and according to Mark Beyerbach’s research in Spain, the approach not only increases a young person’s sense of self-efficacy but changes their thinking patterns at home as well as at school. We believe mentoring has the potential to refocus attention on to an individual’s own strengths and can empower them to make positive decisions for themselves that will build confidence and responsibility.

What Makes KICK’s Mentoring Different?

Our service is delivered with the following key benefits to young people:

  • All our mentors are qualified Sports or Dance Coaches who are able to engage the young people through their specialism one-to-one and act as role models.
  • Our mentoring is delivered with strong values with the young person at the centre.
  • Solutions Focused mentoring allows us to be directive and facilitative in our style.
  • We have a large proportion of male mentors, which often provide strong role model relationships to challenging male learners.