Mentoring and Advocacy Service

Support service available to every individual within Hydebank Wood Secure College and Women's Prison.

Area Northern Ireland wide, Hydebank Wood College,
Age Range 18+
Concern Category Support in custody,

About the Service

The Mentoring, Advocacy and Support service is a multi – component intervention available to everyone in custody of Hydebank Wood Secure College and Women's Prison.

The Start360 Team are based within the Student Development Unit in Hydebank Wood and provide dynamic interventions across the whole centre.

Interventions provided:

  • Induction.
  • Mentoring.
  • Rapid response.
  • Advocacy – support with internal complaints and/or disciplinary issues.
  • Group Work.

Quote from service user:

"I was really anxious when I first came in and they came to see me. They explained what the process was in a way I understood. I saw them every week for 12 weeks for Mentoring. They still come over to check on me and see I am ok"

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