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Testimonials – 2021

See what our members have to say about the mentoring program!

Most of those who participated in the program in 2021 were very engaged, with more than two-thirds meeting more than five times this year. Slightly more than half met online only, which was likely due to the pandemic, and a further quarter did a mix of online, in-person, and phone meetings.

More than 80 percent reported meetings that lasted 45 minutes or longer.

Testimonials from our Mentors

I realised that I was automatically reflecting on my practice and was able to identify what I was doing and why. I had the opportunity to share my practice wisdom.

Great talking with a social worker in another state. Mentee was interested to try creative strategies to explore self and path forwards.

Getting to know my mentee and watching her grow as a professional over that period.

The enthusiasm of mentees is energising for the mentor. The mentee has a different world view that enriches the mentor’s world view. Building a relationship with a new social worker. Being valued for my skills and knowledge. Elizabeth Chapman (mentor) and Marion Scott (mentee) speak about the AASW Mentoring Program in 2021

Mentee testimonials

I had a fabulous mentor who supported me throughout the program, who made me feel heard as well as respected. This increased my confidence and identity as a social worker.

have developed personally and professionally. It has challenged me and broadened my knowledge, experience, and network of support.

I have learnt how important self-care and networking are.

It was great to be paired with someone who has worked with similar communities/ groups, understands the challenges, and shares the same values. I’m grateful she understands where I’m coming from as it made the mentoring more organic.