TRY Mentoring

  1. About this service

    Community One-to-One Mentoring Program provides young people aged 7-20 years with a caring adult mentor to provide additional adult support, someone to confide in and look up to. Someone who can be both a positive role model and supportive friend. Mentors commit to spending a minimum of one hour a week with their mentee for 12 months. Mentoring in the Hood: Group Mentoring programs provide young people aged 12-17 years an opportunity to engage in a shared activity, based on the skill set of the mentor, for example, fitness, basketball or dance, etc. Mentors commit to weekly one hour classes for a 12 month period. We currently have classes that are run after school and we are looking to implement a similar program in a number of Casey secondary schools.

      • Service name

        TRY Mentoring

      • Additional sites

        Operates in various locations. Call 03 8545 9504 or email for full details.

      • Phone

        03 8545 9504

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      • Urgency levels


      • Service area

        City of Casey, City of Greater Dandenong, Cardinia Shire

      • Age group

        7 - 20 years

      • Eligibility criteria

        TRY Mentoring targets young people between the ages of 7 and 20 years who are lacking adequate support in the community. Young People suitable for the program may be affected but not limited to issues such as;
        • Loneliness
        • Isolation
        • Poor social skills
        • Low self esteem
        • Inadequate adult relationships
        • Limited life opportunities
        They could also be disengaging from school, have strained relationships with parents or be in alternate living arrangements other than with parents.

      • Interpreters

        Yes but requires booking in advance

      • Service type


      • Costs

        - There is no fee for service, the only cost might be the activities the young person participates in with their mentor, however we encourage low cost/free activities where possible.

      • Disability access


    More information for teachers, wellbeing staff and service professionals

      • Participation length

        - Match duration or participation in the group programs is for a minimum of 12 months

      • Specific exclusions

        Young people who need respite care and young people who cannot engage with a volunteer because of either physical or mental disabilities.

      • Who can refer

        - Referrals can come from, but are not limited to: Family Service agencies, support workers, mental health workers, student welfare officers, DHS, foster carers and parents.

  2. TRY Mentoring