Supporting young people in schools


The transition from primary to secondary school is a massive adjustment for all young people but for some it comes with additional challenges. Since 2016, Urban Hope has been working closely with local schools to support young people who are identified with being at risk of struggling with the transition to secondary school.

For two years, we have worked in partnership with the Caspari Foundation to provide this support. Educational psychotherapists from Caspari Foundation assess the young person and identify any potential barriers to their thriving in the secondary school environment. Their report is then used as a basis for targeted mentoring by Urban Hope youth workers who work alongside school staff and parents or carers to provide joined-up support throughout Year 7 and beyond if necessary.

Urban Hope youth workers also run lunchtime clubs at some local schools, working with students who are not engaging with other lunchtime activities, or just feel they would like to talk to someone who is not a contemporary or a member of school staff. In some cases, we go on to mentor young people who attend these clubs, outside of school time.

If are a school teacher or support worker, or a parent/carer, and are interested in partnering with Urban Hope to get additional support for your students or child, please get in touch by emailing


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