SA Public Health Mentoring Program 2017

The South Australian branch of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) are calling for both mentees and mentors for the annual Mentoring Program. The program links mentees (people in their early career, who are seeking professional development, or selected final year undergraduate and postgraduate students) with mentors (someone with experience in the mentees area of interest).

The 2017 program runs from June to November and includes the following:

  • An introductory workshop in June (TBA)
  • A template for pairs to develop goals and objectives for the partnership
  • A final networking session in November
  • While we recommend pairs have contact approximately once a month, it is up to the mentor and mentee to decide what will be most suitable and the nature of the contact, whether face-to-face, email, Skype or phone.

How could the program benefit you?


  • Opportunity to discuss and seek guidance and advice regarding own career ideas, helping to make more informed choices for the future.
  • Opportunity to meet a public health practitioner/researcher with experience in your area of interest.
  • Advice on resources relevant to your area/s of interest.
  • Enhanced professional development and increased confidence.


  • Opportunity to facilitate the menteeā€™s professional growth.
  • Revitalised enthusiasm and affirmation of role as an experienced worker.
  • Networking opportunities.
  • Experience in explaining the scope and skills of your work, to others.

Please note that mentees are required to become a PHAA member at the time of applying if they are not already current members. 

How to get involved?

Please register your interest so you can be paired with a mentee/mentor by completing the application form. Mentees are also required to submit a 1 page CV. Please send your completed for to George Tsourtos no later than Friday 28 April 2017.

This will ensure we have enough time to allocate mentees/mentors prior to the introductory session scheduled for June 2017.

For further information please contact

George Tsourtos Ph: 0438 319798