youth mentoring

Shaping Brighter Futures — Youth Empowerment Begins with Being Heard

Being overlooked can feel isolating, whether you’re in the thick of youth or guiding a young one as a parent or guardian. That’s precisely where NDIS youth mentoring steps in to make a difference. It’s about forming connections that matter—linking you or the young person you’re supporting with mentors who truly listen and understand, navigating through both triumphs and challenges together.
This program is dedicated to fostering an environment where every individual is seen, heard, and valued, celebrating the uniqueness of each journey. Here, you’ll receive the encouragement and guidance essential for embracing your true self with confidence.

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The paperwork shouldn’t be a roadblock

Managing the NDIS paperwork shouldn’t overshadow your ambitions or the support you’re offering to a young individual. With the right mentor by your side, you can easily transform those overwhelming forms into manageable actions. Our youth mentoring is all about simplification and support, making the process quicker and far less complicated. Less paperwork, more pursuing passions and creating futures—that’s what we stand for.

4.7 out of 26 reviews
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A growth plan made around your goals

NDIS youth mentoring is all about what you want to achieve. Here, you won’t find any general guides because we believe everyone’s goals are unique. You’ll work directly with a mentor to outline your goals and create a plan that’s just for you. It’s about setting your own course, with support that fits your needs. Whether it’s picking up a new skill, making friends, or kicking off a project; you get to be in charge of your journey, with a mentor to help you along the way.

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What our participants had to say

Heela K.
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Would definitely recommend this service to anyone in need of a disability service. They treat their clients with the uttermost respect and their staff are very polite with noticeably advanced skills.
Omar B.
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I was amazed at their level of attention and expertise they provided. This is a wonderful institution that is dedicated to servicing the needs of Older and Disabled people in our local community.
Mahmoud A.
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The very finest, and most certainly a professional centre. Great institution caring for older people and disabled people in its community. Dedicated staff, extraordinary services.
Yogirl B.
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They genuinely cared for someone I know with a disability by regularly checking up and following up on progress. We are really happy to have found a group that care about disabled people and want to see positive progress in their life.
Adam N.
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Great professional care , with dedicated staff who are friendly and always willing to assist. Thank you for your service
Mariam Y.
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Respectful and awesome attitude every home visit i've had. Great team!
Jameil H.
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Friendly staff with professional service. Thank you SHCS.
Billal H.
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Really nice people carrying workers very polite.
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Turn your dreams into reality with mentor support

In the NDIS youth mentoring program, it’s all about turning “I wish” into “I will” with your mentor’s support. Mentors are here to light the way, showing you opportunities and shortcuts you might not have seen yet. They listen and give advice that fits you — whether you want to learn something new, make friends, or start a project. They’re there to cheer you on and guide you at every step. This is all about making choices with the help of someone who really cares.

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Match with a mentor who understands you best

Finding a mentor who truly gets you, with all the unique challenges and dreams you carry, is what youth mentoring aims to do. It’s about connecting you—or the young person in your life—with that perfect mentor. This mentor is someone who not only shares knowledge but also genuinely understands and listens, ready to support in exploring new interests, building friendships, or launching exciting projects. Here, mentors are not only knowledgeable but deeply empathetic to your personal journey. Whether you’re stepping into this adventure for yourself or looking for support for a loved one, the goal is clear: to find that mentor who doesn’t just know their stuff but gets you, too. 

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Questions around NDIS youth mentoring

Youth mentoring is a supportive, structured relationship where a more experienced individual (the mentor) offers guidance, support, and encouragement to a younger person (the mentee). This relationship aims to help young people navigate through life’s challenges, achieve personal and professional goals, and foster personal growth. By participating in a youth mentoring program, you can gain a trusted advisor who listens and understands your unique situation. Mentors can offer advice based on their own experiences, helping you to explore new opportunities, develop skills, and build confidence. This process not only supports your mental health but also opens doors to positive experiences that can shape your future.

Finding the right mentor involves identifying someone who not only has the experience and skills you aspire to develop but also understands and connects with you on a personal level. Youth mentoring programs, like the one offered through NDIS, are designed to match you with a mentor who can best support your individual needs and goals. To find your ideal mentor, consider what areas of your life you wish to improve or what goals you aim to achieve. Communicate these openly with the mentoring program coordinators, who can then help pair you with a mentor whose expertise and interests align with yours.

Yes, youth mentoring can have a significant positive impact on your mental health. By establishing a relationship with a mentor, you gain a supportive and understanding ally who can provide guidance, listen to your concerns, and offer encouragement during challenging times. Mentors can help you develop coping strategies, improve your self-esteem, and navigate the complexities of mental health in a way that’s relatable and empathetic. The consistent positive reinforcement and advice from a mentor can foster a sense of belonging and acceptance, crucial factors in maintaining good mental health. Moreover, mentors can direct you towards professional mental health resources when needed, making sure you receive comprehensive support.

The activities you can do with your mentor are vast and varied, tailored to your interests, goals, and the skills you wish to develop. These can range from academic support, career planning, and skill-building workshops to more informal activities like sports, arts, and community volunteering. The key is to find activities that are both enjoyable and conducive to your personal growth. Your mentor can introduce you to new experiences, offering guidance and support as you explore different paths. For instance, if you’re interested in starting a project, your mentor can help with planning, setting milestones, and even troubleshooting challenges. Activities like attending networking events, joining clubs, or participating in community service can also provide valuable experiences, helping you build social skills and enhance your resume.

The duration of a youth mentoring relationship can vary depending on the program’s structure, the goals set by the mentee, and the mutual agreement between the mentor and mentee. Typically, mentoring relationships can last from a few months to several years. It’s important to set clear expectations at the beginning of the relationship, including discussing the goals you aim to achieve and any timeframes associated with these objectives. A well-defined timeline can help make sure both parties remain focused and motivated.

It’s essential for a mentoring relationship to feel right for both the mentor and the mentee. If you feel that your mentor isn’t the right fit, it’s important to address this concern early on. Start by reflecting on why the relationship might not be working. Is it a lack of shared interests, differing expectations, or communication issues? Once you’ve identified the core issues, consider discussing your feelings and concerns with your mentor directly. Open communication can often resolve misunderstandings and adjust the course of the relationship. If the issues persist, don’t hesitate to reach out to the coordinators of the youth mentoring program.

To maximise the benefits of your youth mentoring experience, be proactive, open-minded, and engaged. Start by setting clear, achievable goals with your mentor, outlining what you wish to accomplish through the mentoring relationship. Regularly communicate with your mentor, sharing updates on your progress and discussing any challenges you face. Being open to feedback and willing to step outside your comfort zone can lead to significant personal growth and learning. Take advantage of your mentor’s experience by asking questions, seeking advice, and discussing scenarios where their insights could be beneficial. Additionally, actively participate in any activities or opportunities your mentor suggests, as these can enhance your skills and expand your perspectives. Finally, reflect on your mentoring journey, acknowledging your achievements and learning from any setbacks. This reflective practice can enrich your mentoring experience, providing a strong foundation for your future endeavours.

Many youth mentoring programs, especially those supported by government initiatives like the NDIS, are offered free of charge to participants. These programs are designed to provide accessible support and guidance to young people, aiming to enhance their personal and professional development without financial barriers. However, it’s important to inquire about any potential costs when considering a specific program. Some activities or events outside the standard mentoring sessions may have associated fees, though these are usually minimal and often optional. If cost is a concern, discuss this with the program coordinators. They can provide clarity on any expenses and may offer solutions or alternatives to ensure you can fully participate in the program without financial strain.

Youth mentoring programs typically use a combination of factors to match mentors and mentees, ensuring the relationship is as beneficial as possible. These factors can include shared interests, career goals, personality traits, and specific needs or challenges of the mentee. Program coordinators often conduct interviews and assessments with both potential mentors and mentees to gather information that helps guide the matching process. The aim is to create a supportive, understanding, and productive relationship where both parties feel comfortable and motivated.

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