Youth Services

The Mish

City Mission values young people and believes they are a vital resource to our community and economic well-being. We believe all young people have the right to a bright future regardless of background or circumstance. In our experience, not every young person has the same level of opportunity. 

There is a great divide between education and industry in Tasmania and a demonstrated need for intervention programs such as The Mish that engages young people in education and/or work readiness programs.

The Mish is City Mission’s hub for youth and young adult services, offering programs for young people who may be withdrawn from peers, family and friends or disengaged from education or employment.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 intensive one on one mentoring and unconventional learning experiences, The Mish supports young people aged 12-25 years to build confidence and develop important skills to sustain education, employment 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. 

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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 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


Let out your creative energy in our freeform art space to create at your own pace. Find a cozy spot to work on your own project, or get involved with some of ours and learn alongside mentors and other participants. 

When: Weekly, Thursdays

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

Mish Makers

Mission 2 A Future

Mission 2 a Future (M2aF) is a unique mentoring program that focuses on a holistic approach in supporting vulnerable members of our community to make positive steps forward toward a brighter future.  Participants are supported by trained facilitators who walk beside them, providing them with life skills and opportunities to re-engage with the community, education, training and/or employment.

The M2aF facilitator meets with participants weekly or fortnightly to help identify personal, work or education goals and develop a transition plan. One-on-one meetings are conducted to ensure each person’s unique needs and circumstances can be understood and supported.

How can Mission 2 a Future help you?

Do you want to:

  • Build your confidence?
  • Meet new people?
  • Have someone to bounce ideas off?
  • Have a support buddy attend appointments with you?
  • Set goals and work out how to achieve them?
  • Make a plan and start it?
  • Start a new business?
  • Learn how to address selection criteria?
  • Get some work experience?
  • Increase your chances of gaining paid employment?
  • Nail a job interview?
  • Learn how to use a computer?
  • Find a certain course to study?
  • Develop your reading and writing skills?
  • Ask those awkward questions to make steps forward?
  • Overcome barriers that discourage you?
  • Learn how to do things for yourself?
  • And so much more?
Mission 2 A Future

Other Activities


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

Outdoor Therapy

Experience six weeks of team building and outdoor recreation, connecting with nature and discovering what our local community has to offer

 When: Weekly, Mondays (early 2023)

Contact Us

For more information contact The Mish Team:

➜  Email:

➜  Telephone: 03 6335 3004

➜  Facebook: The Mish | Facebook

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

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

If it weren't for The Mish, I know that my life would have been totally different...

Our Impact

Rachel’s Story

Rachel came to The Mish seeking 1:1 mentoring support. Presenting as selectively mute as a result of childhood trauma, Rachel was completely non-verbal in group settings and almost entirely non-verbal in 1:1 sessions.

With consistent and sensitive mentoring help throughout the initial stages, she became more and more comfortable with her mentor and the other young people around The Mish. With continued support, little by little, Rachel began to feel comfortable communicating in simple one or two-word answers in 1:1 sessions, and has felt safe in the groups doing the same as she got used to the place.

Months on, this growth blossomed at The Mish, and Rachel was much more comfortable around groups of people, and works independently on activities!

Rachel was so excited to come to the Mish on a recent occasion that she ran down the street to the door to get here quicker. The grandmother, moved to tears in retelling the joyous moment, shared that we can’t possibly realise how much we've done for her.

The Mish’s consistent and gentle support has been proven to help Rachel grow outside of the safety of The Mish and into other areas of her life.

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