Personalised Community Mentoring
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime” Maimonides
At Interactionz, we reckon Maimonides knew his stuff. Helping someone to develop skills so that they can do more for themselves is, without a doubt, a more sustainable solution than simply doing things for them. Perhaps more importantly, it’s vastly more rewarding and fulfilling for everyone involved.
What exactly is Community Mentoring?
Do you, or someone you support, have a physical or intellectual disability that makes it hard to do things that others take for granted. Do you face obstacles caused by language or cultural barriers? Or have you simply made some bad decisions and need help to get back on track? Whatever it is that’s holding you back, we can help.
Our personalised mentoring service is designed to help you take practical steps to develop the skills you need to overcome barriers and work toward living a more rewarding and independent life. A key part of the process is to assist you in developing fulfilling relationships that add depth and colour to your life, whilst also forming a natural support network around you.
To help provide inspiration and direction, we offer uniquely engaging planning tools that help you visualise how you’d like your life to look. This assists you in setting goals and identifying the practical steps that will enable you achieve them, with the reassurance of knowing that you’re the one in control, every step of the way.
Your mentor then walks with you as you work towards each of your goals, step-by-step. We provide the encouragement, back-up and know-how you need to move forward with confidence. And it’s entirely up to you to decide how much, or how little, of your journey you’d like us to share. Our vision is for you to develop the skills, connections and confidence you need, to live a fulfilling life as a valued member of society.
Years of experience in Community Mentoring
The team at Interactionz mentors individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds and abilities within the community, as well as those with disabilities, ensuring that they get the assistance they need to help them achieve what they want to in their lives. We also train others in the skills they need to become mentors, as well as offering some of our planning tools and techniques to support other organisations.
The team here at Interactionz love nothing more than seeing someone we’ve mentored attain the skills and confidence to achieve one of their goals – whatever that goal might be. Those ‘I can’ moments when someone steps up, takes on a challenge, and nails it, are absolute gold.
Change your life with Community Mentoring
We understand that for many people it’s the seemingly simple things that present the biggest challenges. For many, the everyday tasks that most of us take for granted, can feel insurmountable. We get that, absolutely. Whatever your challenge, we believe there’s a solution. Whatever your dream, we’ll help you find a way. As with most things in life, it’s usually as simple as making a plan, then working towards it, one step at a time.
And as we all know, it’s a lot easier, and a lot more fun, to take on a challenge with somebody by your side. The mentoring team at Interactionz are ready to be that somebody – let us walk the journey with you. Or we can train your team so they can join the journey too…
Learn more about mentoring in practice…
Who we mentor
Our commitment to mentoring came about through our background of supporting people with disabilities. Over the years this has evolved and we’re now actively involved in a variety of mentoring activities and supporting people in a wide range of age groups and environments. Whether you need help to master day-to-day tasks that others take for granted, or have your sights set at loftier heights, we’d love to help.
We work directly with individuals and their families providing personalised mentoring programmes, as well as through other community organisations. Read more about who we work with:
We also provide facilitation training in all aspects of mentoring and the tools and processes that support it.
Read more about our training services