SMN: A warm welcome to our newest members

20 December 2018

Over the past few months we have welcomed Fifteen new projects to our membership from across Scotland.  Our newest members are working under various themes and all have a profile on our website where you can find out more about their work in mentoring.  

We encourage anyone interested in these projects to utilise our ‘Mentoring Map’ to find out a bit more about these member projects; the details of the lead contact for any mentoring activities within a project is shown on each profile.

Our newest members are:

Coca-Cola 5 by 20

Coca-Cola 5by20 is a global initiative which aims to empower 5 million women into business by 2020 through offering a range of free Business and Enterprise training courses, on- going support and Mentoring.

Throughout the year, we run various courses aimed at women who want to explore their business idea further.
These range from our short courses such as ‘exploring my business idea’ and ‘growing my business’ to our week long Fast Track Course. These courses cover topics such as marketing, customer relations, finance and budgeting and much more.

Duncan Wallace Associates

Offering mentoring, coaching as well as training and consultancy for setting up different types of mentoring and coaching programmes. This ranges from the current Scottish Government leadership mentoring scheme I’m part of advising, to training peer mentors who are formerly homeless. I have over 15 years of experience in providing mentoring and coaching for managers and leaders of voluntary organisations and social enterprises, as well as professionals in transition developing their next career. Lastly I also coach people to get their dream jobs at interview!

Financial Conduct Authority

The FCA’s Scotland Office established its Mentor Edinburgh programme with Tynecastle High School in the 2017-18 school year and is now looking forward to Year 2. Mentor Edinburgh provides group coaching and 1-2-1 mentoring to fifteen thirteen-year olds (S2) from the school on a monthly basis. The aim of the programme is to motivate the young people to explore their potential throughout S2 - enabling them to grow in confidence and take early ownership of their own development. 

 Linda Tremble Foundation

This foundation was set up in memory of Linda Tremble who sadly lost her battle with Anorexia Nervosa in April 2011.  The Foundation is a small not-for-profit charity that helps support people suffering with an eating disorder and their families or carers.  

Local Energy Scotland

Energy Saving Trust are currently developing a new mentoring scheme to support new CARES applicants. 
The communities and projects supported through CARES contain a vast wealth of knowledge, and it can be challenging to pass knowledge between groups at the right time, to and from the right people. To assist peer-to-peer support Local Energy Scotland wish to develop a mentoring scheme that allows successful CARES projects to build on their achievements and prospective/ early applicants to strengthen their projects. 

North West Voluntary sector network

North West Glasgow Voluntary Sector Network, is a network made up of voluntary sector organisations that are based in and/or deliver services in the North West of Glasgow.  We provide networking, support, information and training to our members. We also support and develop the connection between the voluntary sector, the CPP partners at a local level as well as connect with other significant networks including the Health and Social Care Partnership.

Peer Mentoring North Edinburgh

This is an early intervention approach which aims to break the cycle of early disengagement from school that is likely to lead on to young people leaving school without moving into further/higher education, training or employment. It is from evidence that we know young people who leave school without moving into education, training or employment, start to disengage as early as 2nd year. We also know these young people also have limited social networks and limited access to local community provision.

Police Scotland Mentoring

Police Scotland’s Mentoring Programme is available to Police Officers and Staff and offers a one to one partnership helping a mentee to develop their knowledge, confidence, work or thinking to achieve their individual goals and ambitions.

Police Scotland VOW project

Police Scotland’s Mentoring Programme is available to Police Officers and Staff and offers a one to one partnership helping a mentee to develop their knowledge, confidence, work or thinking to achieve their individual goals and ambitions.

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

We are a Higher Education Institution for the performing arts. We have degree awarding powers in the areas of music, drama, dance, production and screen. We also have joint degrees in teaching and research and a wide range of open access short courses for all ages and stages. Transitions is a project that works with SIMD 1 and Care Experienced and Estranged young people, supporting them in to further and higher education through a varied programme of courses, performance trips, masterclasses and mentoring and guidance.

Shetland Isle Council

Shetland Islands Council, Community Planning and Development services has received funding from the Scottish Government (Fairer Scotland Action Plan, Action 2), to run the two-year project “voices for equity”.
The project aims to reduce inequalities in Shetland through participation, by bringing forward a diversity of public voices and uncovering the multifaceted aspects of inequalities. It is designed to improve ways in which people living in Shetland can be more involved in community planning. Specifically, it will enable people experiencing challenges as a result of Shetland’s inequalities to share their knowledge directly with people in Shetland’s public bodies who have responsibility for making decisions. 

Stirling Council TCAC

Stirling Council’s Mentoring Service for Young People supported by the Throughcare and Aftercare team aged 16-25 (includes 15 year olds if returning to Local Authority) is looking to support young people who have experienced care.

Volunteer Glasgow Intandem

Volunteer Glasgow manages befriending/mentoring services - currently our mentoring provision is in tandem mentoring for young people who are Looked After at Home and a small scale service for young carers.

Waverly Care

Our organisation works to provide support for individuals affected by blood borne viruses. We provide support in the form of practical and emotional support, harm reduction, education and awareness whilst working to challenge stigma, promote equality and reduce isolation.

Youth Empowerment CIC

 Youth Empowerment Scotland is committed to promoting the rights of young people ensuring young people can achieve their full potential. I have set up Youth Empowerment Scotland by developing an evidence based philosophy of care that is trauma informed, adverse experience aware, uses attachment theory and actively promotes resilience. Youth Empowerment Scotland’s philosophy of care informs the organisations theory of change that takes a strength based approach and uses a whole systems approach to tackle some of the complex entrenched personal and social issues experienced by those that we support.