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Practice Oasis, session 3:The Art of Creative Mentoring with The Mighty Creatives

When we feel consumed by the day-to-day difficulties it can be hard to keep connected to why we do what we do. When we keep plodding on without a break, or refreshments we can soon feel depleted. The SPPA Practice Oasis is a space to refresh and hydrate, that aims to feed hearts and minds and spark your own thoughts and ideas. Join us!

Session 3: The Art of Creative Mentoring with The Mighty Creatives

By Emily York, Mighty Creatives’ Youth Programme Manager

In this SPPA Practice Oasis session, we will be exploring the four following questions:

  • What is Creative Mentoring and how does it work?
  • What Social Pedagogical practices sit at the core of Creative Mentoring, and what do they look like in practice?
  • Why is creativity so important in Social Pedagogy?
  • How can resources and toolkits enhance creative engagement for children and young people in a person-centred way?

About The Mighty Creatives:

The Mighty Creatives (TMC) are a national charity that exists to provide creative youth services and mentoring for the most unheard children and young people in society, including those who are care-experienced, facing adversity, challenges or disadvantage.

TMC’s dedicated team, work closely with various youth services and teams, including Local Authorities, Virtual Schools, schools, alternative provision settings, residential homes, cultural organisations, CAMHS, and Prevent services. They have heaps of experience (more than 13 years!) in the creative sector, working with children and young people, and in the community.


About Creative Mentoring:

Creative Mentoring is TMC’s award-winning core service, providing one-one support for children and young people who are care-experienced, facing adversity, disadvantage, and/or challenges.

It’s a tried-and-tested model of creative intervention based on a social pedagogical ethos and person-centred approach. TMC put young people at the heart of the service – and are continually developing the practice in direct response to needs of their beneficiaries through regular consultation with youth services and young people themselves. Their trained Creative Mentors use their experience as creative practitioners and of youth work to empower mentees to discover their sense of self, purpose, belonging, and a world of possibilities – both now and in the future. By building trusted relationships with their Creative Mentors, young people are supported in their personal, social, and emotional development, and education attainment, to transform their lives.

You can find out more about Creative Mentoring by visiting their website here. Or, you can find further information about the programme in Dr Claire Parker’s paper in the International Journal of Social Pedagogy: Parker | Creative mentoring: A creative response to promote learning and wellbeing with children in care. A service developed by Derbyshire County Council’s Virtual School | International Journal of Social Pedagogy (



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Emily York

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Event Details


12:30 - 14:00


Full and Organisational members: FREE
Supporters: £5 per webinar
Non-members: £15 per webinar