Mentoring Children and Young People: A Solution Focused Approach

Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Approaches can significantly improve outcomes for those that are at risk of developing mental health issues and help re-engage young people who struggle to make positive changes.


Course Summary


This one day course gives schools the opportunity to learn from clinical professionals about how they can apply theory to supporting young people on a 1-to-1 basis in a nontherapeutic way. This one day programme will give adults skills, tools and resources based on tried and tested methods used in our 1-to-1 mentoring programmes and covers the following:


  • Defining Mentoring
  • An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Therapy
  • Active listening skills
  • Goal Setting
  • Measuring Impact


This course is suitable for pastoral teams, HLTAs, teachers, senior leads and head teachers from both primary, secondary and further education settings. It is equally applicable to community youth workers or anyone supporting young people on a 1-to-1 basis. Delegates will leave with a manual of essential training advice with templates and guides to using the techniques learned.


Learning Outcomes


  • To explore the concept of mentoring through the lens of Solution Focused Therapy
  • To practise active listening skills and goal setting
  • To learn how to measure impact


Added benefits


To give more people the opportunity to develop their understanding, we have teamed up with The Skills Network to offer all schools that purchase our Whole Staff programmes the opportunity to access additional Level 2 Distance Learning courses in a variety of related topics. Not only can school staff benefit from the accredited programmes, but parents can also access them – free of charge!

Mentoring Skills are also important to use in everyday practice both with children and adults. Therefore, we are able to bespoke the course to enable whole staff teams to benefit from the practical mentoring and coaching skills to enhance their skills in getting the best from others, whether it be in their teaching or through peer support and line management roles.


Course costs


  • Course cost (+VAT): £199 per person
  • Additional Places only: £145 (Secondary Schools) £110 (Primary Schools)

Alternatively we can deliver this course in-house at £950 + VAT and expenses for up to 16 delegates.




“Loads of useful techniques to use with students that would be useful to lots of my colleagues also” – Intervention Support Coordinator

“Enjoyable, learnt some important skills. Thank you for providing a course full of useful information” – Inclusion Manager


Contact us


To book your own course, please call 01733 373187 or email For the latest open course dates, visit our Training Courses and Workshops page.