Whītiki Tauā

Mentor support – someone who’ll have your back

What is a mentor?

They’re a consistent, reliable, non-judgemental person to kōrero with, ask questions and get guidance from. You can talk to them about anything you want to - perhaps you’re feeling unsure of what direction to take or facing challenges with friends, whānau, work or life in general. Whītiki Tauā means ‘we’ve got your back’.

Why have a mentor?

A mentor cares about you and your wellbeing, and are there for you when you need them.

A mentor can help you:

  • Grow your self-esteem and confidence
  • Work through tough situations
  • Set goals and achieve them
  • Work out what career or education you would like
  • Celebrate your successes

Our mentors are from a range of backgrounds. We’ll help you choose a mentor you’ll connect with best and help you get to know each other.

How does Whītiki Tauā work?

Whītiki Tauā is a FREE virtual mentoring support service. It connects you to a dedicated person who you can have regular chats with for 12 months via phone or video call.

You can join Whītiki Tauā if:

  • you’re in Mana in Mahi or
  • you’re 18-24 years old and on a Work and Income benefit or
  • you’re 18-24 years old and have recently come off a benefit to start work or study

Date updated: 30 March 2021