Youth Mentoring news - March 2017
02 Mar 17
Welcome to our first e-newsletter for 2017
In this update:
- Regional workshops on the new Guide to Youth Mentoring - 2017 schedule
- Youth Mentoring professional development training - 2017 schedule
- Local news and events
- International research - mentoring for youth with mental health issues
Regional workshops on the new Youth Mentoring Guide - 2017 schedule
Thanks to continued funding support from The Tindall Foundation, we are delighted to announce a further 10 regional workshops on the new Guide to Youth Mentoring this year with registrations open for our first 2 being held in Nelson and Whangarei respectively.
Check out the schedule below and be sure to keep an eye on our website or 'like' our facebook page to keep up to date.
2017 Workshop schedule
Region | Centre | Date
Tasman Bay | Nelson | Tuesday 28 March - Register and purchase your tickets to the workhop online now
Northland | Whangarei | Tuesday 11 April - Register and purchase your tickets to the workhop online now
Manawatu | Palmerston North | Thursday 4 May
Waikato | Hamilton | Wednesday 7 June
West Coast | Hotitika | Tuesday 20 June
Poverty Bay | Gisborne | Tuesday 4 July
Wellington | Wellington | Wednesday 26 July
Auckland | West Auckland | Tuesday 8 August
Southland | Invercargill | Thrusday 22 August
Marlborough | Blenheim | Tuesday 12 September
Youth Mentoring Professional Development Training - 2017 schedule
We are pleased to confirm our 2017 public training schedule for our MentorPlus (Mentoring skills training) and Mentoring Matters (programme training) workshops.
- 23 & 24 May: Auckland, Rosepark Hotel, 92 Gladstone Road, Parnell
- 17 & 18 October: Auckland, Rosepark Hotel, 92 Gladstone Road, Parnell
- 14 & 15 November: Auckland, Rosepark Hotel, 92 Gladstone Road, Parnell
Register online now
Further courses may be scheduled during the year depending on the need. These will be advertised in our newsletters and on the website.
We also offer inhouse (on-site) training courses, or can tailor programmes to specifically meet your organisation's needs. Contact us to discuss your requirements.
Local news and events
The Collaborative Trust 9th Annual Research Hui 27 & 28 April
On 27th and 28th April 2017 The Collaborative Trust for Research and Training in Youth Health and Development partnering with the Society of Youth Health Professionals Aotearoa New Zealand (SYHPANZ) will be holding our 9th Annual Hui in Christchurch. This will consist of two interactive and inspirational days focussed on building knowledge and skills for youth wellbeing, core to the work of ALL professionals working with young people – connecting wellbeing in school, whānau and community.
Please go online to find your registration form, full Hui programme and more information www.collaborative.org.nz
Nominations for New Zealand Youth Awards 2017 now open
These Awards recognise and celebrate young New Zealanders who have achieved outstanding results, as well as those who have made a significant contribution towards supporting young people in their communities.
To find out more on the Awards and how to nominate an inspirational young New Zealander go to: https://nzyouthawards.org.nz/
An example of youth mentoring in action
Our Chair Ann Dunphy recently had the pleasure of talking to a group of mentors for the First Year Experience (FYE) programme at the University of Auckland. The students are from both the Epsom Campus and the Tai Tokerau campus in Whangarei – Their role is a little like Peer Support, ensuring that incoming students in Education and Social Work get the role-modelling and encouragement they need to avoid drop-out and underperformance.
International research - Mentoring for youth with mental health challenges
The National Mentoring Resource Center recently posted an evidence review on Mentoring for Youth with Mental Health Challenges. The review generally concludes that there is evidence that mentors and mentoring programs can be beneficial to youth with mental health needs and offers many examples of programs and studies that have demonstrated this. An additional section after the formal review also offers tips for practitioners on how their programs might effectively support youth with mental health needs. read more
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Ngā mihi nui
New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network
PO Box 99726 Newmarket
M: 027 520 2981