Mentoring The benefits to young people from involvement in quality mentoring programs are well documented by Australian and International researches. Youth mentoring refers to ‘a structured and trusting relationship that bring young people together with caring individuals who offer guidance, support and encouragement’ (Australian Youth Mentoring Network, 2011). Generally, the mentor will be someone with more experience who can offer practical career, emotional and social support. The relationship is focused on the growth and development of the mentee and will change over time in response to their needs. (WA Youth Mentoring Reform, Strategic Framework, 2012). The Peel Youth Services will in 2016 be offering and intensive mentoring program, which will be in line with the WA Youth Mentoring Strategic Framework and the Australian Youth Mentoring Benchmarks. Mentoring will support young people between the ages of 11 to 22 who may be experiencing difficulties in their own lives. The mentor will provide positive role modelling while assisting the young person to expand their capacity to further develop skills in some of the following areas: Self-esteem Social Skills Communication Emotional-regulation Relationships Conflict Resolution Problem Solving Personal presentation Health and Wellbeing Goal setting Motivation Community Connection The length of support offered by the Mentor will depend of the level of need for the Mentee. Please refer to Download Forms for a referral form or simply call us on 08 9581 3365.