Vision

·        Supporting Men in their Life Journey

Philosophy

·        Mentoring Men is a registered Australian not for profit organisation which provides “life” mentoring programs for adult men in the community. We are not affiliated with any religious or political organisations.

Our People

·        MM exists thanks to the dedication and commitment of our mentor volunteers who each bring different skills and knowledge to positively impact the wellbeing of Australian men.

Our Ambassador

Julian

We are privileged to have the Federal MP for Berowra, Julian Leeser as our MM Ambassador. Julian said he is honoured to be an Ambassador for Mentoring Men.

“I am concerned by new preliminary data released last month from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), showing that the national suicide rate increased by 9.1 per cent over 12 months,”.

“We know that social isolation is a contributor to poor mental health, particularly for men. That’s why programs such as the Mentoring Men program are so important. Having a structured program focussed on goal-setting and personal development will help build confidence and self-esteem. The combination of mentoring and mateship is a powerful mechanism to engage and support men through some of life’s challenges”. 

Our Partners

·        MM is keen to engage partners who share our vision for “Adult men to have access to a male mentor, to support them in their life journey”

Privacy Policy

·        MM is committed to protecting your privacy as per our Privacy Policy. All information provided to us will remain confidential and protected. We will never rent or sell your email address or personal information to others.

Corporate Governance

·        MM is an Australian Not for Profit organisation - ABN 43 628 604 973. MM is accountable to its donors and subject to a Constitution. It is governed by a volunteer board of community leaders representing a cross section of society. MM is registered on the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission at www.acnc.gov.au by using our ACN 628 604 973. 

Directors

Ian Westmoreland – Founder and Chairman

Ian worked for 40 years in the Australian and New Zealand utilities industries in various IT roles mostly as an IT development and support manager. On 10 September 2013 Ian had a life changing moment that ultimately led to his decision to retire from paid work in May 2014 and commence a volunteer mentoring career.

Ian has been trained in the Raise, Kidshope and COACH mentoring programs and is still actively involved in each of those programs.

During his involvement in the various mentoring programs Ian identified that there currently was no free “life” mentoring readily available for Australian adult men, a group that needs mentoring as much as any other group, so in June 2018 Ian commenced development of the Mentoring Men program.

Ian has been married to Helen for 35 years and they have 4 children and currently 7 grandchildren. 

Ian is a keen sportsman and regularly plays tennis and golf and also enjoys swimming and bike rides with Helen. 

 

Dieter Monch - Director

Dieter

Dieter is originally from Berlin, Germany, he has travelled extensively and lived and worked in many countries until he settled in Australia. He has a sales/marketing background in the IT industry and been a CEO for over 40 years with private and public companies. Dieter is now retired after he sold his own business.

 Dieter started mentoring CEO’s and senior management while still being employed as a Managing Director in the IT industry. After his retirement he became involved in further mentoring of Adolescents in the Juvenile Justice system and High School children. Dieter believes strongly in the power and effectiveness of one-on-one mentoring programs.

 Dieter is a committed family man, married with 3 children and 7 grandchildren. He is an avid golfer, enjoys travelling and follows most sports especially the “round ball game” in England and Germany. 

Aaron Harvey - Director

Aaron is currently the Managing Director for an Australian subsidiary of a Global Medical Devices company. His role encompasses many duties, however one of his passions is to work with his staff in developing their professional skills and provide better awareness of the need for a healthy work-life balance.

Aaron’s experience in realising the importance of mentoring started a number of years ago when he recognised there was no-one he could connect with to share personal challenges he was facing. After finding a mentor, Aaron became more deeply connected with himself and the people he cared about most and now leads what he considers an extremely fulfilled life.

Aaron is a strong advocate for everyone, at any stage of life, to have a mentor.

Outside of mentoring, Aaron enjoys spending time with his family (wife and two children) in any sort of outdoor activities.

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