The Youth Mentoring Network




This page provides links to organisations and resources that may be able to offer support and assistance to you and your organisation in the work you do with young people.

NOTE: Organisations are listed in alphabetical order. 

Ara Taiohi 

Ara Taiohi is the peak body for youth development in NZ.  The organisation's mission is to support people who work with young people, and thereby enhance youth development so that young people thrive. Ara Taiohi run's the annual youth week and have developed a 'Code of Ethics' for youth work in Aotearoa.  

Visit their website.

CommunityNet Aotearoa

Provides an internet based Community Resource Kit for community groups in New Zealand. It covers topics from raising funds, financial management and record keeping to planning, governance, policies and organisation structure.

Visit their website.

Ministry of Youth Development

The MYD prmotes best practice in youth development by giving young people and people working with young people advice, training and resources. The Ministry of Youth Development develops and promotes Active Youth Citizenship.This is young people using knowledge, skills and experience to participate confidently in their communities. 

Find out more about the work of MYD and funding opportunities by visiting their website.

Skylight Trust 

A not for profit trust specialising in supporting all ages through difficult change, loss, trauma and grief. The Trust offers free support pack service which may be of interest to mentor programme providers as they support a young person. 

Visit their website.


SureSkills believe positive youth health and wellbeing outcomes is a right for all young people. Delivering positive outcomes is a skill.

With over three decades of experience and expertise, SureSkills provides 2 skills based learning pathways comprising 8 skills based courses available in elearning, blended and face to face formats.

All of our courses are accredited, skills focused and valuable to anyone connected to Youth health and wellbeing.

Our model delivers skills training that builds skilled people to improve positive outcomes for youth. Click here to invest in your learning.

SureSkills is the the best online platform to upskill you in improving outcomes for young people - check out our website


Conversations for Change - free resource for those who work with young people 

The Conversations for Change resource has been created by Mind and Body Consultants, as part of the Like Minds, Like Mine programme which is managed by the Health Promotions Agency (HPA). 

It is designed to reduce stigma and discrimination connected to mental distress and to increase social inclusion.

It contains comprehensive facilitator's guides to five group activities which challenge stigma and discrimination, and generate safe conversations about mental distress.

The resource aims to encourage young people to reach out for support, and to include and support each other. The activities are creative, lively, and easy to implement.

All resources are fully downloadable at