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The Mish is City Mission’s hub for youth and young adult services, offering programs for young people who may be withdrawn from peers, family and friends or disengaged from education or employment.
Through mentoring and unconventional learning experiences, The Mish supports young people aged 12-25 years to build confidence and develop important skills to sustain work, education and a healthy lifestyle.
Located in Frederick St, Launceston and operating during school terms, we offer a safe, inclusive, welcoming space where everyone is valued.
Program times and details are available by contacting The Mish team.
Download our brochure here.
Mentoring is offered in Launceston. The program provides positive role models to individuals who may require extra support navigating life’s hurdles.
Our mentors create a safe, non-judgmental relationship, assisting young people to work towards their goals and dreams. Mentors typically meet with clients on a weekly basis for about an hour and can organise to meet on-site during school hours.
Are you feeling the pressure to ‘adult’ more, but not sure where to start? YPLW run groups to help you step-up and find your inner adult! From tips to improving your mental and physical health, to learning hacks to better your cooking, budgeting, and shopping skills. We even talk about partying right, and how to advocate for yourself.
Some examples of current workshops below:
➜ Kitchen Hacks
Living Skills – 4 weeks, 3:45pm – 5:30pm
Healthy eating, meal planning, budgeting, shopping, and meal preparation.
➜ Art Therapy
Social & Emotional Skills, 3:45pm – 5:45pm
Join our resident Art Therapist, Rainbow, through art based self reflection to explore social skills, boundary setting, identity and values.
➜ Healthy Headspace
Social & Emotional Skills, 3:45pm – 4:45pm
Guest speakers from Headspace Launceston talk about practical ways to get you thinking and caring about your mind.
➜ Party Right
Expressions of Interest
Catching up with mates and knowing how to stay safe. Going through the basics to party in a way that minimises harm to you and your group.
As these talks rotate on a term-by-term basis, please contact us for current workshops.
The Mish Makers program supports young people who want to explore their creative side and start their own small business. You will get access to Mish Mentors, Community Makers, and the resources and materials you’ll need along the way.
We want to help you:
Make projects and products as you explore and develop your skills.
Design your products and business based on your skills and passion.
Sell your products online, through social media, and at local markets with the support of Mish Mentors and Community Makers.
Go on a quest to discover your new favourite craft over two terms! Each 1-2 weeks you will learn a new craft and complete a small project working alongside Mish Mentors and Community Makers.
When: Weekly, Tuesdays
Each term is its own social action enterprise where you make all the decisions! Working with Mish Mentors, you’ll design a microenterprise that has a positive impact on the community while you learn important skills: mass production, branding, marketing, selling, and more. You can choose your focus with either our craft or culinary skills teams.
When: Weekly, Wednesdays
Elevate your microenterprise with one on one mentoring! Once you’ve found your passion, connect with a mentor who will support you in refining your making process, creating a cohesive brand, and understanding how to sell online.
When: Mentors typically meet with clients on a weekly basis for about an hour
Access allows young people on the NDIS to begin their journey to their own making business with a little extra support in a quieter environment. Each 1-2 weeks you will experience a different craft alongside a support person/carer, Mish Mentors, and Community Makers.
When: Weekly, Mondays
[The Mish] has really boosted my confidence. I was a real hermit crab when I started but it’s been really good.
Will is a beat boxer. He has been part of the music program at the Mish since April 2016 and with the help of Reuben (The Mish Music program facilitator) has made steady progress towards his goal to kick-start his beat boxing career. Will and Reuben have been busking their way towards the purchase of a speaker, enabling him to perform independently. In June, through support from the Mish program, Will was able to attend a gig to see one of his beat boxing heroes, Tom Thum, where he got to have an impromptu jam with his idol. Will’s story is just one of a number of lives that are being positively affected by The Mish's programs through music, art and multimedia platforms.
Watch Will's story here.