Youth Mentoring - Spring update
27 Oct 20
In this update:
INVOLVE 2020 - it's a wrap
2020 has, indeed been a stressful year but there has been at least one highlight – the INVOLVE 2020 Digital conference. In the ‘normal’ course of events we had planned a full kanohi ki te kanohi event but it became obvious in March that a Wellington conference might be in jeopardy so we decided to go digital – and such a good job we stuck to that plan because when the August date rolled around Auckland was in Level 3 lockdown and the rest of the country was dealing with a Level 2 rahui.
It was a fabulous conference. We had to cut out a number of great presentations that had been put forward but with 5 organisations gifting zoom time we were able to provide a huge variety of sessions to meet the interests our large and complex sector. It was also great to have the Spoken Word input from a number of very talented young people. There were occasional technical hitches but on the whole we kept flowing helped along by the great continuity team of Rod Baxter and Christina Leaf. Thanks to everyone who made the 2020 INVOLVE conference such a great experience.
Save the date for INVOLVE 2021
Part of the plan to go digital was that we would try for a full conference in 2021 so planning for the next conference is well underway. At the moment we hope that it will be a real-life hui, but we have contingencies in place if we still face rahui. So put 9-11 August 2021 in your diary for a Wellington get together or a digital zooui. The planning committee will be calling for presentation papers soon so keep an eye on the INVOLVE or NZYMN website and think about your wonderful mahi you would like to share with us all.
Missed out on joining us for INVOLVE 2020 Digital?
With 4 keynote presentations and over 20 different workshops and presentations to choose from over the 2 days, Involve 2020 Digital offered something for everyone who 'Zoomed in'.
If you missed out you can purchase a Later Access pass for just $15. Get yours now!
Want to know more about what happened during the 2020 programme?
Check out all the details here https://involve.org.nz/2020
MentorPlus workshop: 10th - 11th November - 4 places still available
Our next 2 day Mentoring Skills workshop is in just a couple of weeks time. There are just a few places left if you would like to register.
This Workshop is for all practitioners, co- coordinators, workers and volunteers that work with young people. Whether you’re keen to learn about mentoring for the first time or to brush up and learn some new skills, we’re confident you will benefit from this workshop.
Date: 10th and 11th November 2020
Location: Auckland, Rosepark Hotel, 92 Gladstone Road, Parnell
Register online now: Register online now
To find out more about this workshop click on the following link. Read More
Save the dates - 2021 MentorPlus workshop dates
We have just confirmed the dates for our 2 public MentorPlus (Mentoring skills training) workshops to be held in Auckland next year, so note these on your calendar and we will let you know when registrations open
- 11th / 12th May: Auckland, Rosepark Hotel, 92 Gladstone Road, Parnell
- 9th / 10th November: Auckland, Rosepark Hotel, 92 Gladstone Road, Parnell
NOTE: 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.
'The Girl on the Bridge' documentary film
Opportunity for workplace and community screenings
The Girl On The Bridge, is a new kiwi documentary that tells the story of mental health activist Jazz Thornton – her journey to overcome a suicidal past, to help others with their struggles and the personal cost of her advocacy. It is a response to our collective anguish about the suicide crisis in our communities and our desire to “do something”.
The film is now available for workplace and community screenings. A hosted screening can be a good way to kick-off constructive discussions about the role that each and every one of us can play in our response to the suicide crisis, and can also be used by charities and non-profit groups as a fundraiser.
It is OK to talk about suicide and by choosing to host a screening of The Girl On The Bridge you are helping to remove the stigma and to break the silence that surrounds the suicide crisis.
To assist with these events, our team has compiled clinician-endorsed resource kits to help screening hosts plan their event and also conduct safe and supportive post-screening discussions.
Visit our website to find out how to host a screening, or click here to view the trailer (Please be aware this trailer deals with the subject of suicide)
Ara Taoihi - 10 years Service to the Youth Development Sector
Congratulations to Ara Taiohi for 10 years as the national organisation supporting youth workers and youth development in Aotearoa. We know they do such fantastic work for those of us passionate about working with young people. It has been our privilege to partner with them (plus the Collaborative Trust and SYHPANZ) in presenting the INVOLVE digital conference in August this year. We are also indebted to them for their work on Mana Taiohi, the framework for positive youth development, that brings a Te Ao Māori worldview to our work. NZYMN looks forward to a long, positive association with this key organisation.
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.
Ngā mihi nui
Joy Eaton and the NZYMN team
New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network
PO Box 99726 Newmarket
M: 021 468 851