About us

What we do

Mentivation Services is an education and personal development consultancy that has a proven track record of working with some of the more difficult young people in very challenging settings.

We specialise in working with young people of all ages and from all backgrounds and cultures who are finding life in education, the community or at home difficult. We help and support them to find ways to manage and cope with the issues they encounter.

Who we work with

We work in partnership with schools, colleges, children's services, youth offending services, local community groups, parents and carers. We provide mentoring, motivational and mediation services and alternative educational programmes to help young people, and those working with them, to overcome the barriers to positive experiences at home, in their place of learning and in the local community.
Some of our clients

What we offer

We offer different packages and levels of support for young people who are underachieving, at risk of exclusion, involved in anti-social behaviour or need additional one to one support.

We aim to provide young people with the opportunity to develop a positive self-image, build positive relationships and move into making positive contributions in the community.

Our one to one keyworking sessions are conducted over one to twelve sessions. We follow the Assessment Planning Implementation and Review, (APIR), model and evidence our work through reports, either monthly or at the end of the fixed period of one to one keyworking.

How we work

The content of all Mentivation's programmes are developed in partnership with the client. The delivery of each programme is supported through a partnership working between our staff and the commissioning service.

We adopt a tried and tested multi-agency approach to our work, drawing together expertise from professionals such as:

• Educational psychologists
• Behaviour support teams
• Emotional health and wellbeing consultants
• Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Our programmes can support and strengthen good educational practice, as well as support and complement the work that schools are already undertaking to address poor behaviour and low or no educational attainment.

Our team

Our experienced team of facilitators provide a highly relevant curriculum, which places an emphasis on changing young peoples’ attitudes and behaviour so that they leave focused, positive and ready to engage with their learning, personal development and career goals.
Maashes Hetep

Maashes Hetep, consultant at Mentivation Services. He has nearly 20 years’ experience writing and delivering educational, social, cultural and health programmes in schools, youth centres, social care and youth offending services. In 2006, his social, cultural and spiritual programmes achieved an ‘outstanding’ rating in an Ofsted report. His passion is to help young people to achieve success in all areas of their lives and give back to their families, communities and society.


Michael Dawswell, One of the founders of Mentivation Services with over 15 years’ experience working in partnership with education, social care and youth justice. Michael has a proven track record of working with some of the most difficult and hard to reach young people in very challenging settings by supporting them in finding ways to understand, manage and cope better with the issues they encounter.