HOw it works
Volunteer male mentors, from all walks of life, share their wisdom and life experience with young men needing a constructive influence in their lives who benefit from the support and friendship a mentor provides.
Menslink’s Mentoring Program pairs men who have survived their adolescence with young blokes aged 10-16 who are still on their way there.
Menslink mentors are not parent-figures or counsellors. They are friends and guides: someone a young man can call upon, outside of his family and friends who will listen and offer his own experiences without judgement.
Volunteers and mentors meet in a relaxed group session, where all participants can get to know each other and a young bloke can choose a mentor he feels most comfortable with.
MENSLINK MENTORING AIMS TO HELP YOUNG MEN
- Build resilience and confidence
- Instil a sense of belonging
- Enhance their positive potential in all aspects of life
Mentors are not there to replace dads, uncles or male friends.
They are there to provide an extra layer of support that a young man can lean on in times of need. Support in the form of a trusted advisor, and positive friend and role model, who can listen and share advice by drawing on his own life experience.