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'Camau Cefnogol' Mentoring Programme Launched for College Learners

A comprehensive mentoring support programme has been launched by Grŵp Llandrillo Menai for its learners.

‘Camau Cefnogol’ will provide tailored holistic support to address the diverse needs of young people and help them to make the transition from school to further education. A dedicated team of mentors will provide support to learners with their; mental health and wellbeing, active wellbeing, additional learning needs, behaviour, attendance and support to complete coursework.

The programme has enabled the Grŵp to invest significantly in resources in support services to respond to the growing demand for mental health support. Learners will be able to access an enhanced college counselling service, mental health transition support (from school to college) and specialist mental health support (providing assessments and support).

The scheme, funded through the ‘Shared Prosperity Fund’ will be available to 16-25 year olds studying at one of Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s campuses in Conwy, Gwynedd, and Anglesey.

The programme identifies and removes barriers to education, employment, and training for current learners and school leavers transitioning to Further Education. By focusing on promoting healthier lifestyles, active community involvement, and better mental health management, ‘Camau Cefnogol’ aims to reduce reliance on GP and NHS services and alleviate financial barriers associated with poverty.

James Nelson, Executive Director for Academic Services, said,

“Ensuring our learners are able to thrive and succeed in their studies with us is one of our key priorities, and we’re extremely pleased to have launched the Camau Cefnogol programme.

We’ve designed the programme to have a positive impact on learners' wellbeing, promote healthier lifestyles, improve resilience, and ensure active engagement in learning at college. This should ultimately lead to more learners “improving their future” by providing them with the support they need to succeed.

We’d like to thank Conwy County Borough Council, Isle of Anglesey County Council and Cyngor Gwynedd for their continued support for this transformative scheme”.

This project has been funded by the UK Government through the Levelling Up Fund.