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Catalyst is a not-for-profit charity dedicated to the support of young people in our community

We recognise the need to care for and encourage young people in the Tavistock area as they journey through adolescence, which can be a challenging time. We are fuelled by a passion to see young people grow in self-confidence, self-esteem and to reach their full potential. Below are some of the ways in which we build positive relationships with young people in schools and in their communities. You can find out more by visiting our events page.

  • Mentoring
    In local primary schools and secondary colleges we have trained Catalyst mentors who support students one to one. Our Director of Youth Work also runs a sixth form pastoral drop-in
  • Transition Work
    We link with young people in their primary schools to help prepare them for the move to secondary education
  • Holiday Club
    We run a lively summer holiday club at Tavistock Methodist Church for all secondary students
  • Youth Clubs
    We run weekly after-school clubs for social interaction, games and chilling out together. It helps young people to build friendships, share experiences and have a fun time
  • Support Groups
    We run a number of weekly groups in Tavistock College (years 7-9) to help build self-confidence, self-esteem, independence and to equip young people for everyday life
  • Christian Union
    A weekly gathering of young people in secondary education with a desire to find out more about Christianity
  • Monday Night Groups
    The team leads weekly groups for secondary students who are ready to explore Christianity and life lessons of the Bible
  • Christian Festivals
    For a number of years we have taken large groups of young people to the Soul Survivor summer camp, which has now ended. We plan to take students to other festivals as new doors open to us
  • Multi-Agency Support
    Catalyst is active in Tavistock College Multi-Agency Group and the Triage Group, helping with urgent support for students in crisis

Areas that we currently cover

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Geoff Orton (Treasurer):
geoff@tavistockcatalyst.com

Trudi Massey (Director of Youth Work):
trudi@tavistockcatalyst.com
07722247859

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​Catalyst is a UK registered charity no: 1118950

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