What makes for effective youth mentoring programmes: a rapid evidence summary

This research report and evidence guide provide recommendations to help improve the design and delivery of youth mentoring programmes, and summarises the existing evidence base.

Building sustainable supports for young unemployed men with intellectual disability through intergenerational mentoring at Men's Sheds

People with intellectual disability (ID) often experience multiple disadvantages in education, work, health, community and social participation. International research reveals that formal mentors can have important positive influences on wellbeing and employment. Men’s Sheds are ideally situated to support young adults with ID due to...
Journal article

Cooperative mentorship: negotiating social media use within the family

This conceptual paper explores models of mentorship in the context of family dynamics as they are affected by social media use.

Guidelines for mentoring and supporting students

One effective way of assisting students who need extra help to maximise their learning outcomes is for teachers and other adults to work with students one-to-one or in small groups in a tutoring, coaching or mentoring role. These guidelines can assist in the development of...

Mentoring programs and equity groups: the Australian story

Abstract Australia-wide mentorship programs structured for equity students reported exceptional performance against evidence-based benchmarks. Mentorship programs offered by 39 universities were mapped across three stages: enabling, engagement and employment. All of the surveyed equity group programs demonstrated good or exemplary practice. Seven recommendations were made...

The positive impacts of AIME on Indigenous education outcomes

This report examines the success of the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) program operating from CQ University campuses, and the impact it has on individuals’ lives.

Guide to effective and safe practice in youth mentoring, Aotearoa New Zealand, 2nd edition

Introduction The first edition of the Guide to Effective Practice in Youth Mentoring Aotearoa New Zealand (Guide), published in 2008, was a benchmark document commissioned by the Ministry of Youth Development. It drew together essential knowledge for the emerging youth mentoring sector, providing an informative...
Case study

Towards Increasing young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s experiences of work through employment services focused mentoring

Mentoring is under the spotlight as a strategy to address the high rates of unemployment and low rates of job retention in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. One federal government funded strategy has injected $6.1 million dollars into Job Services Australia (JSA, now...
Journal article

From homeland to home: Widening Participation through the LEAP Macquarie Mentoring (Refugee Mentoring) Program

Mentoring is often conceptualised as a one-to-one interaction between peers, or as an academic to student interaction, with the aim of developing self-esteem, connectedness, identity, and academic attitudes within one party. While various researchers have provided support for effectiveness of mentoring in fostering the aforementioned...
Briefing paper

Supporting careers: mentoring or sponsorship?

This paper explores the differences between mentoring and sponsorship for women in the workforce and outlines the benefits and the drawbacks for both.