Youth Services

The Mish

The Mish is City Mission’s hub for youth and young adult services, offering programs for young people who may be withdrawn from peers, family and friends or disengaged from education or employment.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.

As more programs are added regularly, please contact The Mish team or see our social media for any new information. 

Download our brochure here.




The Mish

Youth Mentoring

Mish Mentoring pairs positive role models with individuals who may require extra support navigating life’s hurdles. Our mentors and chaplains create safe, non-judgmental relationships, 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 even organise to meet on-site during school hours.

Youth Mentoring

Mish Makers

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

Make projects and products as you explore and develop your skills.

➜ Design

Design your products and business based on your skills and passion.

➜ Sell

Sell your products online, through social media, and at local markets with the support of Mish Mentors and Community Makers.


Quest

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


Team Enterprise

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, Thursdays


Elevate

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


Discover Sessions

Various short courses to learn a particular skill or project. Often held during the day for approx. 3-4 hours. These usually have a 'make to sell' focus so participants have opportunities to sell at a Mish market. When: School holidays.

Other Activities

Hangouts

A casual drop-in style space that provides a fun and low commitment way of engaging with the Mish, where you can connect socially, and enjoy a range of games and activities. When: Weekly, Wednesdays

Kitchen Hacks

A short practical workshop over 4 weeks where young people can learn practical cooking skills, including how to cook for yourself, healthy eating, meal planning and food budgeting. When: 4 week rotating workshops, Mondays

Other Activities

Referral Form | Contact Us

If you'd like to register your interest in one of our programs please complete the referral form below.

For more information contact The Mish Team:

➜  Email: youth.referrals@citymission.org.au

➜  Telephone: 03 6335 3004

➜  Facebook: The Mish | Facebook

➜  Instagram: The Mish Youth Service (@themishcrew) • Instagram photos and videos

[The Mish] has really boosted my confidence. I was a real hermit crab when I started but it’s been really good.

Success Story

Will’s Story

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.

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