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.
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 […]
What Means the Most to You?
In our day to day lives, it can be easy to lose sight of the big picture; food shopping, the school run, meal times and bedtimes, sometimes these things can become mundane rather than meaningful. But in fact, we are surrounded by meaning all around us; nature, work, moments of play and love in the […]
How to: Help Our Children With Self Control
One of the key things we focus on in our Citywise School Projects with the young people we mentor is Self-control. Our impulses are very much related to our emotions, that’s something that parents know altogether too well. Sometimes children can seem to be able to do very little about their impulses and their emotions, […]
The Importance of: A curriculum
Youth mentoring programmes are popular around the world as prevention and intervention programmes. However, evaluation of such programmes has repeatedly found that positive effects are often small in magnitude (DuBois et al., 2011). Why such small effects? It’s time to move towards more supervised, structured and targeted mentoring programmes. Lyons, McQullin and Henderson (2018) recently analysed […]