Youth Mentoring Program | YMP

Purpose

Mentoring is one of the most effective strategies in keeping boys and young men engaged and safe. Whilst not a replacement for formal therapy, mentoring provides boys with a trusted older male to engage with. The mentor exists to simply provide another layer of support.

Who

Boys who perhaps do not require counselling, but would benefit from regular contact with a trusted older male. The YMP is a good stepping-stone before engaging in the group-based YAP for some boys. This Program is able to be meaningfully delivered to boys:

  • Disengaged or at-risk of disengaging from school

  • Diagnosed or undiagnosed mental health issues

    • Anxiety disorders

    • Depressive disorders

    • Suicide ideation

    • Self-harming behaviours

    • ODD, ADHD, ADD

    • Conduct Disorder 

  • Poor social and/or emotional skills

  • Trauma backgrounds

  • Aggressive behaviour/s

  • Chronic illness

  • Young people engaged in criminal activity or offending

  • Who would benefit from a positive male role model

What

GOTYA customise a program based on the needs and interests of the young person. Some examples of what we engage in include:​

  • Skateboarding, scooter riding at local skateparks

  • Swimming at local pools

  • Kicking soccer ball, footy, basketball

  • Mountain bike riding

  • Playing with the GOTYA dogs

  • Helping with homework

  • Fishing

  • Canoeing

  • Ten Pin Bowling

  • Mini Golf

  • 4WD trip

  • Campfire cooking

  • Exploring the bush

The Mentoring Program is popular with boys because it is hands-on, practical and customised to their interests. 

Contact Us

programs@gotya.com.au