Lifetrain is a charity with a history of supporting vulnerable young people that extends over half a century. With many changes in this time ‘The Lifetrain Trust’ remains to improve the life chances of young people throughout Surrey. Lifetrain is dedicated to helping all young people achieve their potential through non-formal education.
Lifetrain is a charity with a history of supporting vulnerable young people that extends over half a century. With many changes in this time ‘The Lifetrain Trust’ remains to improve the life chances of young people throughout Surrey. Lifetrain is dedicated to helping all young people achieve their potential through non-formal education. At Lifetrain we thrive on our ability to move with young people and support them where, when and how they themselves decide. This ‘person-centred’ approach allows us to work collaboratively with young people towards goals that promote positive personal, social and emotional wellbeing.
In Spelthorne as part of the Early Help initiative we are engaging with the most vulnerable young people; building relationships to remove barriers and achieve positive choices and behaviours; preventing the need for specialist services in the future.
Lifetrain uses the skills of its specialist youth workers, social work students and volunteer adult mentors in this essential programme which will improve the lives of young people and their families.
The ‘Bus-Shelters’ are mobile youth centres that operate at locations where young people gather in the Boroughs of Spelthorne, Elmbridge, Runnymede and Guildford. The youth work teams focus on the needs of young people supporting those at risk of becoming NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training). The ‘Bus Shelters’ are equipped to be able to provide programs similar to those in traditional youth centres. Resources are available to support young people’s personal, social and emotional growth through a diverse range of programs such as ‘Employability skills’, ‘C-Card’, ‘Heads Up’, cooking on a budget and financial management. With WIFI and the latest technology on board, we are fully resourced to offer an immediate response to young people’s initial needs.
In2View Conferences offer young people access to an intensive employability course. The course offers them the chance to build their knowledge of the skills needed to support their employability or progression to further education, including CV writing, communication and interpersonal skills as well as a simulated interview experience with business professionals. With proven success this is a popular course with young people wanting to succeed in employment.
The Heads Up! Programme is a tool kit delivered by Lifetrain’s qualified youth workers in a variety of settings such as schools and youth clubs to promote mental health and support the emotional well-being of young people. This valuable resource draws on the experience of a five year mental health programme, jointly run with the Mental Health Foundation which included four pilot programmes across the U.K. The programme enables our experienced youth workers to fully explore with the young people how youth work, early intervention and preventative mental health approaches can work together. Through the benefit of this partnership, the session plans and activities that have been developed positively support the building of emotional well-being in young people.