LifeLine Projects

Champions Support Network

A helping hand for parents and carers facing challenges with raising a young person.

We know that raising and caring for a young person can be really challenging.

Young people are also more at-risk than ever of numerous issues, most notably gang violence and knife crime.

But you're not alone.

Our Champion Peer Mentors are local parents and carers, just like you, who have experience and knowledge and can guide you in navigating the various support systems you require.

A local support network

Our trained Champion Peer Mentors are available to support parents and carers with any issues they face.

Support workshops

A space for parents and carers to explore issues and their solutions on a variety of topics.

Regular meet-ups

Come together to meet other parents and carers from your area, share your experiences, and support each other.

In-depth training

Delivered by specialist providers, these training sessions focus on key concerns for a young person's wellbeing.

Workshops for parents and carers cover a multitude of topics, including:

  • Communication
  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Conflict
  • Change
  • Belonging
  • Stress
  • Self-care
  • Grief and emotion
  • The school system
  • Your rights
  • Resilience
  • Purpose
  • Mentoring
  • Mental health

The training available to parents and carers includes:

  • Youth violence
  • Criminal and sexual exploitation
  • Stop and Search
  • Substance misuse
  • Gang involvement

Support from our Champion Peer Mentors is currently available in

Barking and Dagenham



Looking for support?

Want to join the Champions Support Network?

Leave us your details below and a member of our team will be in touch shortly with more information about how to join in!

Want to refer someone?

Know a family in need of help?

If you work for a organisation that supports parents and carers and know of someone that could use the help of the Champions Support Network, please get in touch!

The Champions Support Network provides a valuable helping hand for parents and carers out there, especially if you sometimes find that raising and caring for a young person is really challenging. This programme provides a support structure that you can rely on and we aim to make it one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever have.

Tilishia Green
Head of Family Services, LifeLine Projects

Recent updates about the Champions Support Network

We want to double down and provide more support in London

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5 months ago

 by Nathan Singleton

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10 months ago

 by LifeLine Comms Team

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