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 5-16, 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, Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent. We are seeking volunteers who could commit to a couple of hours per week to mentor a boy aged 5-11 on a one-to-one basis, or facilitate group mentoring for older boys (11-16).

We are particularly keen to recruit more male mentors and those with an interest in outdoor education/survival skills, 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.

Children will be matched with mentors one-to-one or take part in our survival skills-based group sessions, 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 Gwent for new volunteers:

 Venue Type Date Time
Abergavenny Multi-Agency Centre Weekend course Sat 26th & Sun 27th October 10am-4pm
Ebbw Vale Institute Evening course (over 3 days) Mon 28th, Tue 29th October
& Mon 4th November
The Chrysalis Centre, Pontypool Weekend course Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd November 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.

Download the Mentoring information leaflet here.