Mentors ready to help others after graduation

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone and councillor Dai Le presenting the awards.
Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone and councillor Dai Le presenting the awards.

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone and councillor Dai Le were the special guests at last month's Mentoring Men award ceremony at Fairfield Community Hall.

The ceremony was to recognise the achievements of Arabic speaking men in the community successfully completing the bilingual mentoring program which was designed in partnership with Core Community Services to offer support for men through free one-to-one life mentoring.

The free Mentoring Men service was founded in 2018 and matches a trained mentor with a mentee that might be doing it a bit tough.

Mr Carbone said: "These men undertook the course to become volunteer mentors to help support other men in their life journey and overcome challenges such as loneliness, finding meaning and feeling connected. It's about putting up your hand to help your fellow human beings and making local families and our community stronger."

Murshid Armer, from Core Community Services, said: "It's an excellent program, because it cares for men and also their families".

Mentoring Men founder Ian Westmoreland said he was "thrilled with the impact" that mentoring is having in the community.

"I look forward to training more diverse men to be able to help support men while making local families and communities stronger," he said.