Our Young People’s Porcupine Programme has Positive Psychology embedded at its core.

What does this mean?

In a nutshell we work with young people and focus on their strengths instead of their weaknesses. We aren’t concerned with what is wrong, when their greatest growth, well-being and life satisfaction will come from zoning in on what is right. 

We build on each young person’s character, values, talents, skills and passions and use this to help embed self-esteem, self-confidence and hope. We find out what makes their life most worth living, and we apply this to help direct their future career path, before actively setting them on it. 

Our methods draw on positive psychology tools and techniques from masters like Carl Gustav Jung, Myers Briggs, Donald Clifton and Byron Katie to help young people better understand who they are, why they do things the way they do, and what gifts they bring to the world.  

For many young people our one-to-one coaching programme is the first time they will ever receive such intense encouragement, positivity and praise in relation to themselves and what they have to offer – and this is where the magic happens.

Every step in the programme is designed to uplift and inspire each young person, slowly generating a sense of pride, self-belief and optimism in themselves and their future prospects. 

Injecting self-worth, self-trust and a renewed sense of dignity creates hope and a willingness to try, which can deliver serious shifts and positive outcomes across a young person’s broad life spectrum – whether in education, career, relationships or family life. 

Our approach beautifully exposes the 'authentic self' and builds a sense of strong personal identity and autonomy, leading to more meaningful connections and greater success in the life areas that really matter.