Help with career
YOUNG people looking for work in a tough market are urged to reach for help through a new online service at headspace.
The not-forprofit organisation is working with businesses to pair people aged 17-24 with an experienced career professional in their field.
Regional and rural communities unable to access traditional career services are expected to benefit most from the digital industry mentor service.
Headspace chief executive Jason Trethowan said the business partnership enabled young people to get personalised oneon-one industry career advice.
“Across headspace, almost one third of young people aged 17-24 accessing services are disengaged with work, which in turn can significantly impact their mental health,” he said.
The initiative provides a twoway learning opportunity for the mentee and the mentor.
Staff are trained in youth mental health first aid, which can be implemented in the workplace to support colleagues.