Youth Focus Mentoring Program

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Contact Person: Youth Programs Coordinator
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Phone: 6266 4333
Address: 54 Goodwood Parade, Burswood
Website http://www.youthfocus.com.au

The Youth Focus Mentoring Program supports young people aged 12 to 25 who may be experiencing early signs associated with suicide, depression, anxiety and self-harm. Mentors are carefully assessed, chosen and trained to provide positive role modelling while assisting the young person to develop and enhance skills in some of the following areas:
• Self-esteem
• Communication
• Goal setting
• Social skills
• Trust
• Relationships
• Conflict resolution
• Problem solving

Mentor Age: 21-100
Mentee Age: 12-25
Privacy Policy: Yes
Child Protection Policy: Yes
Mentor Training: Yes, training is provided for mentors
Training Process of Mentors Youth Focus is committed to ensuring Mentors are equipped with the required skills to be matched in a Mentoring Relationship. Before becoming Youth Focus Mentors, applicants must complete two days of training which equips the Prospective Mentors with the knowledge and skills to be positive role models to their matched young person, as well as specific training in Understanding Youth Mental Health and Self Harm and Suicide. Those who successfully complete these two days of training are invited to a final graduation night where Youth Focus’ Mentoring Program Policies and Procedures are explained, attendees are then added to the pool of mentors eligible for matching with a young person.
Mentor Screening: Yes, screening is provided for mentors
Screening Process of Mentors: Youth Focus Mentors must be at least 21 years of age, and must not have a family member currently employed with, or accessing clinical services from, Youth Focus. Applicants undertake a rigorous screening and training process to become Mentors and are supported by the Youth Programs Coordinators whilst they are a Youth Focus Mentor, whether in an active relationship or waiting to be matched.
Mentor Position Description: The Youth Focus Mentoring Program supports young people aged 12 to 25 who may be experiencing early signs associated with suicide, depression, anxiety and self-harm. Mentors are carefully assessed, chosen and trained to provide positive role modelling while assisting the young person to develop and enhance skills in some of the following areas: • Self-esteem • Communication • Goal setting • Social skills • Trust • Relationships • Conflict resolution • Problem solving
Mentor Minimum Commitment: Once matched in a relationship, the commitment of the mentor is for 12 months. Mentors meet with mentees on a fortnightly basis for between one to three hours, depending on the chosen activity.
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