We run three coaching programmes in prisons across London and the South East, that have been proven to encourage rehabilitation and reduce reoffending: transforming the lives of over 1,000 people living and working in our prisons. We keep people in prison at the heart of our work, and advocate for change.
Coaching can transform lives and environments.
Coaching uses tools and techniques that can help transform lives and environments. It has been established, and recognised by global governments, as a transformative tool in healthcare, employment, education and sport.
We are one of the first organisations to bring life coaching to 15 to 25 year old men, and to use systems coaching to bring together prisoners and prison officers in London prisons. Our expert coaches are qualified and trained professionals.
The Conversation is our systems coaching programme that brings together large groups of prison staff and prisoners in a facilitated group coaching process, to change the culture and environment of prison wings by improving prison staff and prisoner’s relationships, empathy and understanding.
Hero’s Journey™ is our structured life coaching programme for young men aged 15 – 25, in prison and through-the-gates, that encourages them to change their lives and to create a crime-free future. Hero’s Journey builds young men’s motivation to change, reduces in-prison violence and lowers the likelihood of reoffending post-release.
Hero’s Journey™ from a Black Perspective is our newest life coaching programme for young Black men in prison. Co-designed with young Black men with lived experience, it has been tailored to address the specific experiences of young Black men in the prison system, who are over-represented.
We keep our participants at the heart of everything we do, and the in-prison advisory boards are a platform for people in prison to voice their opinions and effect change. Our in-prison advisory boards help to shape our strategy, coaching programmes and our campaigns.
We believe that society needs an alternative response to someone committing a crime, rather than continuing to support a system that harms all of us. Because of this, we advocate for more social justice, rather than criminal justice.
We advocate for coaching, which can transform lives of people living and working in prison, and can transform prison culture. And we also advocate for those people living in prison, amplifying their voices where we can.