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Feel Good for Free – become a Future Leaders mentor today!

YWCA Auckland is consistently changing lives with the Future Leaders mentoring programme, and they need your help so that they can keep running it so successfully! YWCA Auckland are on the lookout for women to become mentors to their 2014 students now.

Future Leaders is a life changing programme where 14-18 year old Auckland girls from decile 1-4 schools are paired with a female mentor who helps to develop their leadership skills and resilience. Mentors play a huge role in the lives of these young women, and gain just as much out of the programme as the girls they mentor.  As a mentor, you have a direct effect on your community and what you learn from the young women you are teaching is more valuable than you can imagine.

Mentors receive training and support, with a training happening on 1 March, and know they always have the backing of YWCA Auckland. Become a mentor today, contact Marnie McManus on 09 370 0113 or marnie@akywca.org.nz

Scholarships to attend IIMHL and IIDL Leadership Exchange 2014

Te Pou has scholarship funding available to support New Zealand mental health, addiction and disability leaders to attend the 2014 Leadership Exchange. Find out more about the scholarships to attend IIMHL and IIDL and download an application form. IIMHL applications close 17 February 2014 and IIDL applications close 14 March 2014.

Through IIMHL and IIDL people are able to easily and directly access innovation occurring internationally, as well as share  innovations. As a member of the IIMHL country leaders group New Zealand is well respected for its work to improve the experience of those who use mental health, addiction and disability services. Alongside the work on reducing seclusion and restraint, over the last year the Exchange has also worked on supporting faster translation of evidence into practice. The participants, who used the programme to implement an innovation or new practice idea, spoke of how methodology and mentoring assisted them along the way. From establishing a peer support choir, to crisis services, their ideas grew into actions.  It is hoped to run the programme again this year.