Hear from Young People involved in The SELF Project!
Young people involved in our mentoring programme share their experiences
As part of the Big Lottery funded project ‘Young People, Autism and Justice’, Autism NI run the SELF Project, an individual mentoring for young people who have been in trouble with the police, or have had contact with the Criminal Justice System. The main aim of this programme is to support these young people with any problems or issues they may be experiencing, and enable the young people to increase their confidence, personal life skills and self-esteem through regular one to one meetings.
As the programme is highly tailored for every individual participant, the SELF project can be a very different experience for each participant. To help other young people understand more about the project, a few of the participants currently on the project have written about their experiences. In their stories, they share what the project is like for them, and how it has helped them for their future. To read these stories, please see the tell your story section, or alternatively, click on the initials below to read the individual stories.