Citywise is a mentoring charity.

We work with schools and families to help young people, especially those living in disadvantage, to unlock their potential, live flourishing lives and make a positive contribution to society.

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The group setting: Responding to problems with continuity

Youth mentoring programmes are common around the world as prevention programmes. However, evaluation of such programmes finds again and again that their positive effects are small in magnitude (DuBois et al., 2011). Therefore, it is becoming increasingly clear that we cannot simply assume that pairing up any young person with a mentor will automatically lead […]

25 years of mentoring

The text below is adapted from a speech delivered by Citywise Chief Executive Luke Wilkinson at our 25th Anniversary celebration events, on 13th March 2019 in Glasgow, and 22nd March 2019 in Manchester. I’m going to tell you a bit about Citywise in a moment, but before that I’d like to start by asking you […]

Setting Our Children Free to Thrive

I had an experience with my daughter recently which opened my eyes to the pressure children can feel to succeed, a feeling which I know all too well as an adult. It can be both a driving force and a crippling stress in life. We were out for lunch with a group of friends and […]

How to: Deal With Stress Purposefully

How do we respond when we are in high-stress situations? Our bodies react in certain ways: Fight, flight or freeze. This is to protect us from dangers, but in everyday parenting often the situations we are in aren’t necessarily dangerous to us or our child, yet we still react the same. At Citywise we know […]

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