What is MOTIVE8?

MOTIVE8 is our latest programme which supports looked-after children and care leavers aged 15-24, and it encourages open dialogue about key issues facing young people in our communities and to supports them to safeguard themselves and others.

The 7-week programme is delivered virtually at present to due the national lockdown as well as restricted access to schools, but this has enabled us to reach more young people. The sessions are 1-hour long and the modules include: Social Media, Healthy Relationships, Sexual Health, Who Am I, Healthy Minds, and Resilience. Young people will also complete the Level 1 Award in Mentoring qualification. To accompany the virtual sessions, young people will receive a workbook which includes all of the activity worksheets as well as a help & support page which includes useful links to mental health support, sexual health clinic information, healthy relationship advice and guidance, and social media safety.

Where has MOTIVE8 been delivered?

Currently, we are delivering the Motive8 programme in a range of schools and residential children’s care settings across the midlands. We are currently delivering the course fully funded in the Staffordshire area through the ESFA funded Postive Directions programme.


Is MOTIVE8 funded?

Yes, the funding only covers young people living in Staffordshire who are aged 15-24 and not in employment or education. This programme is currently funded by the ESFA Positive Directions programme. If you have a young person who you would like to complete this programme, but they do not fall into the funding boundaries of Staffordshire, then this programme is available privately funded.