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Finding a mentor or elder

I don't really have anybody in my life that I have a connection with. My parents arent/were not great people at all and I prefer to stay as far away as possible from my Mum and I dont know my grandparents so they are ruled out. 

I think I need to find someone who just be there for me when I need, almost like a grandparent role, if that makes sense. It would help me a lot.

I've heard that you can find these people but how? what do i do for that?

 

Do I post on gumtree like that old man did for a fishing mate? Will I just see someone in the supermarket and decide to join in with them? I don't know thats why I'm making this thread

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Re: Finding a mentor or elder

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Hey @j95,

 

I think it's awsome that you've recognised you could benefit from something like a mentor. There are a lot of non-for profits and organisations that run mentoring for young people that I'm sure would love to have you! A lot of them are run through schools but I'm sure there are some around that run through organisations like at community centres and things. 

 

Would you be comfortable googling youth mentoring programs in your area? I know the Australian Youth Mentoring Network has a website where you can search by state. 

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Hmm I just googled it and nothing really came up so I went to that website and found one that sounded really good. I went on their actual website but it turns out that it's mainly focussed around youth homelessness and I'm not homeless so, I'll have to keep looking @Stealth_ninja
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Ahh damn, yeah ill keep an eye out as well and ask around for you! It's annoying that they classify people into sections with criteria like that but there are a lot out there.

 

Also, (correct me if im wrong) were you mentoring someone for a while? Or doing some volunteering? Where was that? Would they have a program? You might be able to ask someone there? @j95

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Yeah I mentor with White Lion, still do. I could look into that @Stealth_ninja just not sure if you can do both. 

I thhink the mentorning thing is really cool, but even if wasn't something as formal would be good.

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Re: Finding a mentor or elder

I've been doing a bit of research but cant really find what im looking forward which sucks

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Re: Finding a mentor or elder

@j95 I think what you are doing is so SO awesome!! I understand that the relationship you have with your mum has been very challenging for you, so to see you actively looking for ways to fill your life with positive role models and mentors is seriously amazing!! I don't know of any programs off the top of my head but I'll do a bit of research too and get back to you Smiley Happy Where are you based?

 

 

 

 

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Based in Melbourne @Autumn23 don't want to tell you my exact suburb but like brunswick east/thornbury/northcote area but willing to travel a little bit too Smiley Happy thanks

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Re: Finding a mentor or elder

Perfect, I'm based in Melbourne too so will ask around! Smiley Happy

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Re: Finding a mentor or elder

Have you thought about volunteering with elderly people? I know that both nursing homes and organisations for people who live on their own are always looking for people to come add something to their lives or give them some company.
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