Our programmes


Our keyworking service will help to address the individual needs of young people and their families to tackle issues such as disaffection and lack of engagement, low self esteem and confidence and low academic achievement.

Benefits of keyworking


When mentors are integrated into school environments, they are better able to advocate on their mentees' behalf. They can speak directly with teacher staff and resolve problems before they escalate.


The school setting enables behaviour and academic issues to be addressed before exclusions or successful reintegration back into mainstream education following exclusion.

Mentivation's keyworking services aim to:

1. Promote a sense of security and to establish a feeling of belonging in the wider community;

2. Lay the foundation of personal growth in social skill and to develop confidence and a positive self-image;

3. Establish a "caring community" and to foster this concept in relation to the wider community;

4. Help young people make responsible, realistic and informed decisions; and

5. Help young people develop the skills to cope with the transition to adulthood and independence. If your organisation is responsible for this sort of learning and needs to demonstrate this sort of achievement with young people, then this service is ideal for you.

As a part of Haringey Prevent programme Mentivation Services delivered their 6-session workshop programme, entitled ‘Gang Activity and Extremism’ to our level-one student’s… The feedback from the students were very positive indeed. The information was presented in a non-judgemental or condescending way that allowed students to discuss and think more critically about the choices that lead to negative and violent activities and their consequences. Our students found the material and subject matter relevant and current and relatable. The students on the programme were fully engaged and felt comfortable to discuss, debate and share their opinions with the facilitators from Mentivation Services. This is testament to the facilitators professional yet young person-centred delivery style.
“The Mentivation Service’s transitional work for Year 6 pupils at Lee Manor School was exceptional. The material was extremely appropriate to the current social climate and delivered to the young people in a lively and accessible manner. The sessions have helped ease the transition for Year 6 pupils to secondary school and the added responsibilities that accompanies this. The young people have a better understanding of the culture in which they live and are now better equipped to face it with confidence. Without the help of Mentivation Services some of Lee Manor School pupils would be facing this extremely significant transition in a vulnerable state of being”
School Home Support Services - Lee Manor School
“Mentivation Services recently visited Whitefield School and delivered a 4 hour workshop, to 15 of our more vulnerable year 10 students, entitled Gang Awareness. This was the second time they have delivered this programme and again the impact was significant. Like most schools our students work in a supportive and harmonious multi-cultural environment, however, they are exposed to negative gang influences in their local communities and in their interaction with the media. The Gang Awareness programme aims to challenge some of the misconceptions which young people may have about the gang lifestyle. Student evaluations of the programme have been very positive. Response have commented on its importance in informing them (such as legal matters) and also making then reconsider some of the risk which they may at times expose themselves to.”