LINKS Men­tor­ing Program

LINKS Men­tor­ing Pro­gram: Rur­al and Remote Health Professionals

CRANAplus LINKS Men­tor­ing pro­gram offers rur­al and remote health pro­fes­sion­als, an oppor­tu­ni­ty of mutu­al­ly rich learn­ing, and devel­op­ment — ben­e­fi­cial for both the mentee and mentors. 

LINKS pro­gram is vol­un­tary for indi­vid­u­als to reg­is­ter as either a mentee and men­tor. LINKS is a struc­tured pro­gram with an on-line mod­ule and men­tor­ing con­tract agree­ment. In addi­tion, it is flex­i­ble and accom­mo­dates indi­vid­u­als’ spe­cif­ic learn­ing needs in a sup­port­ive and nur­tur­ing manner.

Togeth­er with Bush Sup­port Ser­vices and the pro­gram coor­di­na­tor, we pro­vide sup­port to devel­op the men­tor­ing rela­tion­ship through reg­u­lar con­tact includ­ing use of tele­phone, emails, and Skype.

The LINKS pro­gram is aimed at:

  • Stu­dents from all health disciplines
  • Recent­ly qual­i­fied health professionals
  • Health pro­fes­sion­als who are new to rur­al and remote workforce
  • Expe­ri­enced health pro­fes­sion­als who wish to mentor

For more infor­ma­tion on this dynam­ic ini­tia­tive please email marcia@​crana.​org.​au

Why go it alone?

About LINKS

LINKS: The essence of mentoring

Over the past cou­ple of decades, Nation­al and State Gov­ern­ments’ strate­gic plan­ning of Australia’s future health work­force recog­nis­es men­tor­ing as a cru­cial key strat­e­gy for recruit­ment and reten­tion. Whilst acknowl­edge­ment for men­tor­ing and the con­tri­bu­tion it makes to the over­all expe­ri­ences and reten­tion of all involved, men­tor­ing pro­grams in health are few and far between, or vir­tu­al­ly non-exis­tent, both nation­al­ly or at state level.

MEN­TOR­ING POSTCARD