Wholistic Mentoring Training (2018)

Summary: Wholistic Mentoring is a training package designed by Spark2Life for those wanting to become mentors to children.
Age: 13-18
Sex: n/a
Cost: none



  • This training course focuses on the holistic development of mentors to support children (YP) aged 13-18
  • The training provides mentors with the skills and abilities to engage with mentees to address offending and reduce reoffending
  • The training qualifies mentors to practice a person-centered mentoring approach, specifically tailored to the mentees needs



Wholistic Mentoring, is a training package, provided by Spark2Life, designed for those who wish to become mentors. 

The training course consists of eight 2-3 hours sessions run over 8 weeks. Seven of those sessions are AQA accredited, please see AQA Link  for further information.

The purpose of the course is to support potential mentors to understand the purpose, potential and power of Holistic person-centered mentoring, as well as their own personality and learning style and how this impacts on their life and their mentoring practice.  The mentors are supported to uncover their strengths and weaknesses and how to succeed through self-discovery. 

Barking and Dagenham Youth Offending Team have commissioned Spark2Life to engage children who are deemed to be in need of person-centered mentoring. One of the core outcomes of this interaction is to engage and support the child into education, training or employment (ETE).


Implementing the practice:

  • Spark2Life provide the youth offending teams with their trained mentors who work in partnership with the caseworkers
  • The YOT identify the child in need of high level mentoring and the caseworker refer the child to a Spark2Life mentor who works with the child
  • The goal is to engage with the child and get them into ETE and Spark2life and the caseworker work closely together to achieve this.



Source organisation: Spark2Life
Name: Melvyn Naidoo
E-mail: melvyn@spark2life.co.uk