A Day in the Life of a Shine Mentor - Prison Based Champion - December

Monday Morning – A day in the life of a Prison Based Champion.

Another rainy day on arrival at the Prison, I check in through security and then I make my way to the Link Centre.

A cup of coffee later and after a chat with the Prison officers finding out what’s being going on over the weekend it’s time to open my PR2 and get on with some work.

JAnderson 2
16th January 2018

A Day in the Life of a Shine Mentor - November

A Day in the Life of A Shine Mentor - Gate liberation day 


JAnderson 2
22nd November 2017

A Day in the Life of A Shine Mentor - October

Today, I did a home visit to a Foster Carer’s home to begin my 1:1 art therapy work with a twelve year old daughter of one of my service users.

I have worked with her Mum four times as she has been in and out of custody for many years. The child’s Dad does have her overnight each week, but feels he cannot cope with her behaviour and is afraid to enforce boundaries for fear of being judged as punitive by Social Workers. I am working on ways for Dad and Daughter to do activities together which will perhaps form a bond between them.

JAnderson 2
25th October 2017

September Mini Blog - A Day in Court

I attended court with my mentee for a review of her DTTO II order.  Shine was asked to work with her as she was really struggling to attend her appointments. 


JAnderson 2
10th October 2017

A day in the life of a Shine Mentor

​Who would have thought a job could be so challenging and yet so rewarding at the same time?

20th September 2017