Menslink strengthens local communities by providing mentoring, therapeutic and early intervention services that support young men and boys who are looking to reach their full potential.
The Menslink Mentoring Program aims to: enhance personal resilience and confidence, increase skills, personal development and abilities, strengthen personal support networks and key relationships, with peers, families, schools and the broader community, and increase participation in society MMP offers young men the chance to have a one-to-one friendship with an adult male mentor on a regular and on-going basis. By spending time with a responsible adult, doing everyday activities, the young man is open to explore different skills, and have experiences that can increase his self-worth, improve relationships and develop his potential at home, school and in the community.
Mentor Age: 23-99
Mentee Age: 13-18
Child Protection Policy: Yes
Mentor Training: Yes, training is provided for mentors
Training Process of Mentors Training evening
A - Mentors only Training evening
B - Mentors only Residential training weekend
- Mentors with Menslink staff Matching evenings
- Mentors & Mentorees Link-up activities
- Monthly planned activity run by Menslink Debrief every two months.
Ongoing support and coaching
Mentor Screening: Yes, screening is provided for mentors
Screening Process of Mentors: Interview plus must have a current Working With Vulnerable People card.
Mentor Position Description: Be a consistent and supportive friend for a young man. Help him discover his potential to develop into a unique human being. Listen, share experiences and be a realistic role model. 6-8 hours per month are required to sustain a healthy mentoring relationship.
Mentor Minimum Commitment: Two years - reviewed at one year.