Today is the day we start listening to the next generation. Today is the day where we put the well-being of our children and young people first. Today is the day where Listen Up Mentor opens its doors to the world.
We have created and shared simple yet effective resources so that anyone can mentor the people who are our future. Mentoring is simple and it is person-focused which means whatever the child or young person wants to talk about, you listen and have a conversation about that topic. This shows that you care and, should a time come when there is something bothering them, they will be more likely to open up to you about that. When young people get to the stage where they have someone safe to speak to, you get to see the world through their eyes.
When the person who is being mentored tells you an issue, you are in a unique place. You can help guide them through the situation whether that be big or small. If it is important to them it needs to be important to you. As the mentor, you can give them options of which path to take, guiding them and being there for them.
We also have resources that look at the basic emotions with more to come out as time goes on.
Mentors are there to:
- Give advice
- Give direction
- Give support
- Set goals
We would hope that anyone who cares and has contact with children or young people in their lives would want to do these things anyway. At Listen Up Mentor, we want to help you do that.