Mentoring Programme

CACT Mentor and a young person in a 1-1 mentoring session

For more information about the programme, please email CACT's Risk and Violence Reduction Manager, Kim Dixson, on

A dedicated case worker supporters and challenges a young person for an agreed time period, assisting them in transforming their behaviour.

The sessions are in a non-clinical setting, giving the young people the opportunity to attend without fear of other young people knowing or judging them. Alongside taking direct referrals from partners at specialist panels and statutory agencies, CACT has employed a trained counsellor since 2004 to work on an active listening service to offer 1-1 support for young people with issues as varied as anger management, low self-esteem, self-harming, bullying, substance misuse, criminal exploitation (county lines) and serious youth violence.

Young people can be referred through schools, youth workers, GPs, parents, social services and Early Help teams.

Read George's story about his journey with the mentoring programme in Thanet.