Mentor Support Network
Mentor Support Network supports mentors through training, networking, and ongoing professional development.
Being a mentor can be a wonderfully fulfilling experience. As a mentor, you share your knowledge, skills, and life experience with young people, enabling them to learn, grow and reach their full potential.
What is mentoring?
Mentoring is a positive, supportive relationship, encouraging young people to develop to their fullest potential.
Mentors care and assure their mentee that they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges. They help them believe that they matter.
Mentors listen objectively and act as a sounding board. They ask questions that encourage mentees to look at issues from a variety of perspectives and focus on problem-solving, decision-making, and solutions.
Mentors can prepare their mentees for professional careers and assist with their workplace skills.
Young people with mentors, especially at-risk youth, have more positive visions of themselves and their futures. They also achieve more positive outcomes in school, the workplace, and their communities.
Become a mentor
Becoming a mentor is a great way to contribute to the community. There are many young people who would greatly benefit from a mentoring relationship. Opportunities are available with our member organisations.
Our mentor training program provides mentors and potential mentors with the knowledge and skills required for youth mentoring.
The courses aim to empower and enable individuals to develop skills and confidence in their mentoring capabilities. We also aim to create and nurture relationships between mentors and mentoring organisations.
Mentor Support Network offers a one-day training program for those new to mentoring as well as those with experience who would like to reflect and refresh.
Following the initial mentor training day, all mentors are welcome to participate in follow up Mentor Support Network training sessions.
If you’d like more information on finding a mentor or becoming a mentor through Mentor Support Network, contact us today.