Since its launch in 2010, Belong’s mentoring schemes have supported children, young people and adults impacted by crime across the UK. Through mentoring, mentees reduce reoffending, improve their emotional and mental health, report improved relationships, and improve their access to education, training and employment. Belong’s skilled and passionate volunteers are at the heart of our mentoring interventions
But what do prison mentors really do? Who volunteers to be a mentor? Why do they do it?