Youth Cultural Mentoring Service

The Kambu Health, Youth Cultural Mentoring Service is funded by the Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs in Queensland. The program delivers culturally appropriate mentoring support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.

What can the Kambu Health, Youth Cultural Mentoring Service do for you?

The Kambu Health, Youth Cultural Mentoring is delivered to youth aged 10 – 17 years old with the aim of supporting, empowering and preparing young people with the necessary tools and resources to make informed choices around their own, their families and their communities health and wellbeing.

With a strong focus on reducing at-risk behaviour and enabling our young people to make better choices, the Youth Cultural Mentoring team will engage and collaborate with families, kin and communities to build capabilities and connections.

Our Youth Cultural Mentoring team supports youths and their families through culturally safe, flexible and strengths-based approaches. Offering the following services to youths in the Ipswich areas (but not limited to):

  • Referrals to specialist services including health, education, counselling, child development, youth, family safety, drug and alcohol and disability.
  • Yarning Circles to share local cultural knowledge of the young person's kin and country.
  • The development and implementation of Goal-orientated Support Plans.
  • Outreach support.

Who can access the Youth Cultural Mentoring service?

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people aged 10 – 17 years old in the Ipswich area involved in the youth justice system, or who are at risk of entering the youth justice system.

What is the process?

If you are interested in referring yourself or a family member, you can fill out our paper referral form by emailing youthculturalmentoring@kambuhealth.com.au.

We will email you the form back to fill in, and once the referral is returned, send you an intake receipt.

How do I find out more?

You can contact our Youth Cultural Mentoring team by email: youthculturalmentoring@kambuhealth.com.au or phone (07) 3810 3000.

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