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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.

MentorPlus

  • 23 & 24 May:  Auckland, Rosepark Hotel, 92 Gladstone Road, Parnell
  • 17 & 18 October:  Auckland, Rosepark Hotel, 92 Gladstone Road, Parnell

Mentoring Matters

  • 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 

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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 

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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

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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.


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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


Please pass this e-newsletter on to others in your community who work with young people and have an interest in mentoring and like our facebook page to keep up to date.

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Ngā mihi nui

Nicki McDonald

New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network
PO Box 99726 Newmarket
M: 027 520 2981
E: nicki@youthmentoring.org.nz


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Newsletter Archives

02 Mar 17:Youth Mentoring news - March 2017
21 Dec 16:Happy holidays from the NZ Youth Mentoring Network
24 Nov 16:Regional workshops: new Youth Mentoring Guide - update
25 Oct 16:Registrations for Wellington & Auckland Regional workshops - now open
12 Oct 16:October update - Regional workshops on the new Youth Mentoring Guide
13 Sep 16:Regional workshops: new Youth Mentoring Guide - update
16 Aug 16:Regional workshops: new Youth Mentoring Guide - update
20 Jul 16:Youth Mentoring latest news - July 2016
07 Jun 16:National Youth Mentoring Conference - just 2 days left to register
31 May 16:National Youth Mentoring Conference, 14 June 2016 - final week to register
25 May 16:National Youth Mentoring Conference, 14 June 2016 - just 20 days to go
18 May 16:National Youth Mentoring Conference, 14 June 2016 - just 4 weeks away
12 May 16:National Youth Mentoring Conference, 14 June 2016 - just 5 weeks away
02 May 16:Youth Mentoring special one day conference, 14 June 2016
18 Dec 15:December 2015 update
01 Sep 15:September Youth Mentoring Update
23 Jun 15:June 2015 - Youth Mentoring update
17 Jun 15:Prof. Michael Karcher presentation - update
09 Jun 15:Prof. Karcher presentation - revised RSVP link
09 Jun 15:Invitation - Professor Michael J. Karcher - Mentoring the mentors
16 Apr 15:Youth Mentoring update - April 2015
10 Mar 15:Invitation - Distinguished visitor - Wellington and Auckland events
19 Feb 15:Invitation - Professor Zimmerman, Mentoring at risk Youth
17 Dec 14:December 2014 Update
26 Aug 14:Invitation to register your programme with the Youth Mentoring Network
23 May 14:May 2014 - Youth Mentoring News
22 Apr 14:MentorPlus workshop - Wellington 12 and 13 May - 3 places left!
11 Apr 14:Youth Mentoring April update
12 Mar 14:Festival of Education: Youth Mentoring sessions - places limited - register now
11 Mar 14:INVITATION: Festival of Education - Auckland and Christchurch
20 Dec 13:Seasons Greetings from the NZ Youth Mentoring Network
23 Oct 13:Youth Mentoring - October update
17 Sep 13:Youth Mentoring - September update
03 Sep 13:NZ Youth Mentoring Conference registrations close today!
28 Aug 13:National Youth Mentoring Conference - last chance to register
21 Aug 13:2013 National Youth Mentoring Conference - registrations close in 2 weeks
14 Aug 13:2013 National Youth Mentoring Conference - special group discount
25 Jul 13:2013 Youth Mentoring Conference - Earlybird registration finishes 31 July
05 Jul 13:2013 Conference - programme and presenters confirmed
30 May 13:May update - 2013 New Zealand conference