Multicultural Youth Peer Mentoring Program

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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.  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?

  • supports young people
  • provides information about life in Australia
  • shares their skills, expertise, knowledge and experiences
  • builds young people's confidence and self esteem
  • assists with problems by giving advice and feedback
  • connects young people to networks through friendship. 

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:

  • get active in the community
  • learn about life in Australia from a young person's perspective
  • use your experiences to support other young people
  • find the leader in you and develop leadership skills
  • explore the issues that come up living in a new culture
  • find out about services and resources in your local area
  • choose the best lifestyle for you
  • talk about your mental, physical and social well-being

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

  • camping
  • community events
  • rock climbing
  • self defence
  • Go Kart racing
  • fitness
  • cooking
  • yoga
  • art and acting
  • soccer and other sports

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. 

Mentor training

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:

  • The role of a mentor and mentee
  • Support you to identify and build your strengths
  • What is a leader?
  • What is my vision?
  • What are my goals?

For more information contact Nick George-Coker on 3848 1600 or email Nick@harmonyplace.org.au 

Registration form

Permission form

The Multicultural Youth Peer Mentoring Program is funded by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA).



 
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contact details

Street Address
30 Shottery Street
Yeronga Qld

Postal Address
PO Box 3135
Yeronga Qld 4104

Telephone (07) 3848 1600
Facsimile (07) 3848 1699

Working hours from Monday to Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm, except Public holidays

Email
admin@harmonyplace.org.au

 


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