Young carers supporting each other
Young carers can talk to each other about any worries or problems you have
The peer mentor project initially started in April 2013 in partnership with BeatBullying where we trained 26 mentors. The training covered both online and face to face mentoring. We held another training session in March 2014 where we trained a further 20 mentors. The BeatBullying programme supported the mentor’s development online, but unfortunately lost their funding for the project.
In November 2014 Carers in Bedfordshire decided to continue the mentoring project with a bigger focus on face to face mentoring in schools and at Carers in Bedfordshire events. We now have 43 peer mentors across Bedfordshire and 29 schools engaged in the project. Mentors currently work both in their schools and at clubs.
Schools in Bedford Borough with peer mentors
Bedford Free School
Bedford Sixth Form
Kempston Challenger Academy
Lincroft Middle School
Mark Rutherford School
Sharnbrook Upper School
St Thomas Moore
St Andrews School
Wootton Upper School
If you are a young or sibling carer, aged 10 or over and would like to receive mentoring sessions either at school or at a club, or would even like to become a mentor, please contact a member of the team.
Young Carers Team