The peer mentoring program is an awesome opportunity to share your experiences with people your own age and make new friends in your community.
We connect you with fun activities and help you to become familiar with the services that are available in the community.
You may be feeling a bit lost as you settle in this new country, learning new ways of interacting with people, learning a new language and missing your previous life and connections. If you are feeling lonely, shy or low in self confidence, come and join the group activities, have some fun and start to feel like you belong in your community.
What is a peer mentoring?
A peer is someone around your own age who shares similar experiences to yours and understands the issues you are up against.
Peer mentoring is when some young people in the group step up to be leaders (mentors) for the rest of the group (mentees). The relationship is supportive and encourages both the mentor and the mentee to achieve their potential. The relationship also builds the life skills of both the mentor and the mentee.
What does a mentor do?
Supporting each other
We connect newly-arrived young people to each other and the wider Australian community.
We welcome young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.
Our groups are for both young women and young men aged 12-25 years.
We create opportunities to:
What we do
We have fun together, make new friends, support each other and learn to cope with uncertainty while settling into life in Australia.
We offer a combination of adventure-based activities and workshops to explore the skills and knowledge needed to cope with life's challenges.
Activities can include: music and dance
When do we get together?
We meet every second Saturday from 10am to 2pm at Harmony Place.
All activities are free and lunch is provided.
If you are invited to join the leadership program to become a mentor, we meet on a Friday night from 5pm to 8pm. Dinner is provided.
We facilitate weekly mentor training for some of our young people identified with leadership skills. The duration for this project is six months and sessions include:
For more information contact Nick George-Coker on 3848 1600 or email Nick@harmonyplace.org.au
The Multicultural Youth Peer Mentoring Program is funded by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA).
Working hours from Monday to Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm, except Public holidays