What is the Gloucestershire Mentoring Programme?

GMP is a free early intervention support service for vulnerable girls and young women in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire. It’s distinctive because it’s for 11-25 year-olds considered at risk of being linked to criminal activity.

Who we are

Seven trusted mentoring organisations are collaborating to deliver the Programme: 1625 Independent People; Breathe Youth; Thames Valley Partnership; The Door; The Nelson Trust; WAM Youth; and Young Gloucestershire.  One of these, The Door is acting as Programme coordinator.

Visit our partners page to find out more about each provider.

What we do

We offer trauma-informed, person-centred mentoring opportunities.  Specifically, the chance to form a trusted adult relationship with a trained volunteer mentor – one that’s long-lasting and helps them build resilience and grow in confidence, and empowers them to have a more positive future.


Seven organisations working together across Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire to provide vital local support

Trained volunteer mentors and mentees building  trusted relationships that enable mentees to achieve better life outcomes  

Working alongside other services to bridge the gap between girls and young women, and the support they need.


Offering girls and young women the opportunity to build a trusting relationship with an adult in a safe space

Listening to girls and young women, giving them the space to talk and be heard

Providing long term support – being with them at the first hurdle, and sticking with them to face others that come along


Providing practical advice and emotional support to help girls and young women build resilience and grow in confidence

Equipping girls and young women with the tools to make good choices and thrive in the future