What is a Mentor?
A mentor could be described as “a friend with a purpose”.
Mentors are mature, positive, encouraging Christians with good interpersonal skills. They are non-judgemental “friends with purpose,” trained to assist families in setting their own life goals and providing support as they work towards them.
They offer continual, practical and encouraging support on a weekly basis, working confidentially and ethically with an individual or family, to ensure planned outcomes are achieved and maintained.
What a Mentor is not.
A mentor may offer support and wisdom gained from life skills and experience. They are not social workers and therefore cannot give professional advice.
How do families benefit?
Mentors can offer families support in:
- Relationship Building
- Parental Issues
- Managing Budgets
- Finding Work
- Managing Health Issues
- Gaining Confidence