Mentoring is a positive, supportive relationship, encouraging people to develop to their fullest potential and can be done formally or informally and often changes and evolves along the way as the needs of the mentee change.

Mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on people in a variety of personal, academic and professional situations. Such relationships aid in connecting people to personal growth and development and opens the doors for improved social and economic development. Having such relationships is a crucial element for Aboriginal people and communities, knowing this support is there not only empowers the mentee, but their families, and in turn the community.

The mentoring provided to participants and staff employee to consider the complex barriers and ensures that mentors listen objectively and act as a sounding board to hear what individuals are saying. They ask questions that encourage mentees to look at issues from various perspectives and are encouraged to focus on developing positive problem-solving and decision-making solutions.

Ngalla Maya provides psychosocial support long-term to support you in your journey through training leading to work or through your educational goals.

Our personnel can provide culturally appropriate one-on-one mentoring and we will provide mentoring through all phases of the journey that will walk with you. It important to us that you succeed – it is the way forward for our people, to change lives by transforming lives for the better and therefore your example will inspire others.

If need be we will be there for you once you are employed; if there are any issues arising in the workplace we will help to mediate, to secure understandings and ways forward. Our mentoring does not end with you picking up a qualification or starting a job – we need you to feel comfortable in the workforce.