What Young People Say have to say...

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Young Person that has accessed Bridge Mentoring

"Working with Ryan helped me and was fun. I enjoyed talking and being able to say what I was feeling. School has got a lot better but I still find it hard sometimes

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Young Person that has accessed RealTalk School Workshops

“The sessions were fun and I learned a lot. I was not sure why school has put me forward for the sessions but am glad they did. It was really different to my normal school lessons.”

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Young Person that has accessed Beyond The Gate Mentoring

"It really helped to have someone to talk to. It took me a while to trust him, as I have had bad experiences with other people, but I am in a much better place now."

What Parent / Carers have to say...

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Parent of Young Person that has accessed Bridge Mentoring

"We have noticed a real difference in our son. He is now much more engaged in school and has even returned to playing football for a local club. 

Things are better and we do not feel worried every time he leaves the home. A lot of this has to do with Ryan who has really helped him think about things differently."

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Parent of Young Person that has accessed Beyond The Gate Mentoring

"We are so pleased our daughter was given this opportunity. We really were at our wits' end and felt she was out of control. Paul not only helped our daughter but helped us change our mindset and approach to dealing with a teenage daughter."

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Parent of Young Person that has accessed Beyond The Gate Mentoring

"I feel this has helped bring us closer togther. We are doing more as a family and he even chooses to have dinner with us now. I hope everyone that needs it gets this level of support."

What other services have to say...

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Pete Byrne - Headteacher  

St Oscar Romero Catholic School

"Paul Read has worked with a number of our most vulnerable students.  His work has had a real impact on their attendance and engagement in school, in addition to their behaviour outside of school.  The effect he has had is invaluable, as he makes a real difference to the young people he supports."

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Group Development Worker for WSCC Adolescence and Family Resource Service

"Over the course of the last 5 years,  I have worked alongside Ryan on a number of projects within West Sussex.

Ryan is an amazing reflective practitioner who is always prepared to support children, young people and their families.

Ryan is able to remain calm and clear in many different situations. He is highly resourceful and can create new and exciting ways of working."

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Contextual safeguarding lead

Adur & Worthing Councils

"Paul is experienced, knowledgeable and passionate about working with young people. He always comes up with innovative ways to engage with hard-to-reach teens and is determined to provide whatever support he can."