Mentoring Training

We are pleased to announce new training dates for volunteer mentors. These sessions will equip and prepare you for a role as a mentor for a boy, aged between 5 and 11, who is at risk of or have experienced the effects of domestic violence.

The Cyfannol Mentoring Project is a BBC Children in Need-funded programme based in Monmouthshire. We are seeking volunteers  who could commit to a couple of hours a week  to mentor a boy aged between 5 and 11 years  who has witnessed domestic abuse. We are particularly keen to recruit more male mentors but welcome interest from anyone who would like to volunteer. All volunteers must attend a 2-3 day training course, complete a DBS check and will receive regular supervision.

The project matches mentors with children who are at a vital social skills learning point in their lives, providing problem-free time with a solution-focused approach to build on their identity and prepare them to develop into confident, caring young men.  There is strong evidence that the mentor/mentee relationship adds real value in the child’s interaction with family members, peers, educational and social settings, as well as impacting their understanding of positive relationships.

We will be running 3 training courses across Monmouthshire for new volunteers:

 Venue Type Date Time
Monmouth Bridges Centre Weekend course Sat 21st & Sun 22nd July 10am-4pm
Chepstow Methodist Church Evening course (over 3 days) Mon 23rd, Wed 25th & Fri 27th Jul 5pm-8.30pm
Abergavenny Multi-Agency Centre Weekend course Sat 28th & Sun 29th July 10am-4pm


Training is free, but places must be booked in advance. A buffet will be provided and you can claim your travel expenses for attending the training.

Please contact Jay Ryan for further information and to book your place:  Tel: 01873 859011

If you have any difficulties arising in attending the training sessions, please contact us to look at how we can ensure you are given the best opportunity.