The Brain Bank, a group of 25 to 30 volunteer mentors in Melbourne, provides information and expert advice to refugees and migrants who want to support their communities. The mentors provide guidance and encouragement, building long-term relationships that help community members overcome cultural barriers, isolation, limited skills and a lack of confidence.
Currently our Brain Bank mentors are providing support in the following areas:
The Brain Bank program currently runs in Fitzroy, Epping and Broadmeadows, servicing the local government areas of Yarra, Whittlesea and Hume.
Anyone with a refugee, migrant or asylum seeker background can join the Brain Bank program.
In 2016, Brain Bank mentors:
Interested in finding a mentor for your community? Please contact us by phone on (03) 9422 5650 or email at lkithamba(at)bsl.org.au
We acknowledge the following organisations for their generous support:
City of Yarra
Department of Social Services
The Leith Trust
Please contact the Brain Bank program at Epping Community Services Hub below for more information.
Brain Bank ProgramEpping Community Services Hub713 High Street, Epping, Victoria 3076Phone: (03) 9422 5626Email: lkithamba(at)bsl.org.au
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