MAP Program

Overview

The MAP Program supports young people in the Canberra region to become more resilient, connected and job-ready by coupling mental health training with career mentoring and volunteering.

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on employment, with young people being disproportionately affected by job losses. This program will seek to support 100 young people who are:

  • Aged 18-25
  • Seeking employment

The MAP Program will do this by coupling mental health training hosted by Lifeline Canberra and Mental Illness Education ACT (MIEACT), with a range of job-readiness activities, including employment workshops, career mentoring with local professionals, and participation in volunteering. Program participants must complete the program by October 2021.

Through the completion of these activities, the MAP Program aims to increase the mental health literacy of participants, whilst also providing pathways to employment through volunteering.

There is no cost to participate in this program, with thanks to funding provided by the ACT Health Directorate.

The MAP Program does not place participants in paid employment and cannot guarantee paid employment during or following the completion of the program.

  • Access to training by Lifeline and Mental Illness Education ACT (MIEACT)
  • Career mentoring sessions with a professional mentor
  • Workshops on volunteering, resume writing, interviewing and more
  • Support to find a volunteering role
  • A certificate of completion
  • The MAP Program does not place participants in paid employment and cannot guarantee paid employment during or at the end of the program.

    MAP Program activities include:

    Become a Participant

    Are you aged 18-25? 

    Are you seeking employment? 

    The MAP program can support you to boost your resilience, confidence and job-readiness through training, professional mentoring and volunteering.

    There is no cost to participate in the program and you will be provided with a certificate upon completion.

    To register your interest in the program, please complete an application form.

    Participants: Complete an application online
    Participants: Download an application form

    Become a Mentor

    Are you interest in supporting a young person to make positive steps in their career? 

    As a mentor in the MAP Program, you have the opportunity to support a young person to set their career goals and improve their employability. 

    Mentoring involves attending 2 x 1 hour mentoring sessions with a young person to talk about career aspirations, skills, interests and goals.   

    To become a mentor, you must: 

    • have been in the workforce for 5+ years,
    • be willing to volunteer 2 hours of your time in a 6 month period; and
    • be interested in the future of young people in the Canberra region. 

    To register your interest in mentoring a young person, please complete an application form.

    Mentors: Complete an application online
    Mentors: Download an application form

    Host a Participant

    Is your organisation interesting in hosting a MAP Program volunteer?  

    Volunteers in the MAP Program are focused on improving their employability skills in a range of fields. Volunteering can range from one off opportunities, to ongoing roles, and there is the opportunity to host more than one volunteer.  

    Supporting a MAP Program participant will allow your organisation to support a young person, aged 18-25, to build their confidence and job-readiness to help boost their employment outcomes.

    To submit an expression of interest please contact us.

    Organisations: Complete an online expression of interest
    Organisations: Contact us to discuss how you can get involved

    For More Information

    For more information, contact the MAP Program team.

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