Why we do what we do

We believe it's within our power to do something about the social issues our young people face – so we’ve done just that.  

Since 2008, we've delivered 867 early intervention youth wellbeing programs across Australia. We’ve recruited, screened and trained over 7,200 volunteer mentors. Most importantly, we’ve been able to support almost 11,000 young people.  

We evaluate carefully, listening and valuing the feedback from our young people, so we can continue to improve rigorously and deliver programs that achieve outcomes. We know we’re helping to build a generation of resilient, motivated and confident individuals – the question is will you join us?  


Not quite ready to apply?

Register your interest and we'll be in touch soon with more information about mentoring a young person.


Did you know?

1 in 4 young people feel
lonely all or most of the time


  • Suicide

    is the leading cause of death for young people

  • 1 in 4

    young people will experience bullying at school

  • 1 in 12

    are disengaged from education and work

  • 1 in 6

    feel negative or very negative about the future


Teenage years are tough


Over 50% of mental health disorders begin by age 14


68% of our mentees struggle with anxiety


Nearly 1/2 of our mentees have issues with bullying


and they are the least likely age-group to ask for help....

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Teenage years are tough

50% of all mental health disorders begin by age 14, often with lifelong impact. Adolescence is a complex time with so much change, physical and emotional - at Raise, we can't stop change, but we can help young people cope with it.

Research shows young people who are mentored have lower levels of depression, higher sense of wellbeing, know where to go for support and are more likely to find employment and their future path.


Choose the type of mentoring that's right for you

Keen to be a mentor or offer a mentoring program at your school? Find the type of mentoring that best suits your or your students' needs.  

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Through positive interactions and meaningful guidance, mentors create a safe space for a young person to grow and thrive.

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The difference a mentor makes

  • Jack, mentor

    "I really valued the connection I was able to make with my mentee and also with the other mentors. It made me feel really close to my community."

  • Anna, parent

    “He is happier, he laughs, he is helpful and he comes for cuddles like he used to.”

  • Jesamine, mentee

    “My mentor was there just to listen and did not have any of that judgement there.”

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