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AleX Higgins Academy provides 3 types of Mentoring; Mentoring for Mental Health or Physical Health, Mentoring for disadvantaged or vulnerable individuals and ex-offenders and Mentoring Through Sport & Exercise.

AleX Higgins Academy mentoring supports young people, adults, or students in the following areas:

  • Academic Support
  • Anxiety
  • Careers Advice & Guidance (CAG)
  • Confidence
  • Depression
  • Discrimination
  • Healthy Living
  • Goal Setting
  • Identity
  • Low mood
  • Managing Emotions
  • Managing Social relationships (friends family/peers/colleagues)
  • Panic
  • Relationships/Consent
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-harm
  • Stress (academic stress and work-related)

AleX Higgins Academy provides Mentoring for disadvantaged or vulnerable
individuals, groups and communities, Individuals that are at risk of Child
Criminal Exploitation (CCE) (e.g. Gangs/County Lines/Grooming) and ex-offenders.

We provide mentoring in the following areas:

  • Anger Management
  • Careers Advice & Guidance (CAG)
  • Consequential thinking/Decision making
  • Emotional Intelligence (EI)
  • Financial Education and Housing
  • Identity
  • Managing Emotions
  • Managing Social Relationships (friends/family/peers/colleagues)

Mentoring programmes that use practical and theory aspects of sport and exercise to understand thoughts, feelings, and behaviours and learn positive coping strategies to improve physical and mental wellbeing.

The sessions explore and develop transferable skills and qualities displayed in sport and exercise (e.g., confidence, motivation, leadership, teamwork and resilience), while engaging in physical activity.

Mentoring through Sport & Exercise is typically for individuals or groups that have difficulty engaging or learning within traditional learning environments like school.

  • Individuals with mental health problems (e.g., anger, anxiety, low mood, self-esteem, sleep or stress).
  • Individuals who need support with their physical health.
  • Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • Individuals that are at risk of Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE).
  • Ex-Offenders.
  • Students who are experiencing issues relating to their studies (e.g., anxiety, concentration, low motivation and stress).
  • Students who are on specialised timetables, suspended or permanently excluded from school.
  • Individuals that are not in education, employment, or training (NEET).

  • Self-referral. Individuals can refer themselves (Under 18’s will need consent from a parent, guardian or carer)
  • Youth organisations or charities.
  • Members of Child or Adult social care.
  • Youth Offending Service (YOS), Probation Service and other criminal
    justice/rehabilitation agencies.
  • Education staff (including Safeguarding and Wellbeing staff).
  • Organisational referrals (e.g., Work Managers and HR).
  • Coaches, instructors and other members of a sport organisation.