Why we do what we do

We believe it's within our power to do something about the mental health, social and emotional wellbeing, and engagement of young Australians.  

Since 2008, Raise has delivered more than 1,000 early intervention youth mentoring programs across Australia. We’ve recruited, screened and trained over 8,800 volunteer mentors. Most importantly, we’ve been able to support more than 13,500 young people.  We evaluate rigorously, listening and valuing the feedback from our young people, so we can continue to improve and deliver programs that achieve statistically significant outcomes.

We know we’re helping to build a generation of resilient, confident and hopeful individuals – the question is will you join us? 


All they need is your time

We recruit and train everyday people like you to become volunteer mentors working with young people in years 7-9 who would benefit most from a mentor. Through the one-to-one time with your mentee, you will see and feel the difference you make. As experts in our field, we’ll train you for success before placing you in one of the most respected youth mentoring programs in the country.

  • 2 hours

    You’ll need 2 hours free to be available for mentoring, on the same day and time each week

  • 20 weeks

    You’ll need to be able to do this during school term time


  • 1 lifetime

    You’ll make a lifetime of difference to your mentee, equipping them with tools they can use long into the future

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 one of the leading causes 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

71% of our mentees struggle with anxiety

56% of our mentees have issues with bullying

57% of mentees feel mental health is a current issue of concern

Suicide is the leading cause of death among young people

Over 50% of mental health disorders begin by age 14

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 you or your students' needs. 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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