John's Story

15 year-old John came to mentoring sessions 2 weeks after his dad had died unexpectedly after an epileptic fit. He used the space to talk about the funeral and process his different feelings. He enjoyed making a memory book to commemorate and remember his dad, and said that “the mentoring sessions have helped me take time out to let out all my thoughts so I can carry on with other things the rest of the time.” After a few months John said he didn’t need to come anymore, but said he would want to see a Pastoral Mentor if he felt he needed to in the future.

* Image of 'John' - A Model has been used in place of John to protect his identity