Frequently Asked Questions

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Answers To All Your Questions

Strength Potential is a Queensland charity focused on enabling young people experiencing challenges to discover their strengths, reach their potential and make a difference.

Strength Potential offers a range of services accessible through the NDIS and Sponsorships, while also being available to the wider community. These services include One on One Mentoring, Short Term Accommodation, Counselling, Group Programs, and Free Mental Health Resources.

Strength Potential was founded in 2016 as a charity to work in schools, helping students and staff to discover their strengths and reach their potential. We did this through a range of workshops for staff and the kit that we developed to help students as they navigated their senior years.

At the end of 2019, Strength Potential started a youth mentoring arm which has grown rapidly and continues to do so. This has also taken us in a new direction.

Strength Potential is now focused on helping young people who are facing challenges in their lives, so they can utilise their unique strengths and reach their potential.

To support our one-on-one mentoring program, Strength Potential now offers short-term respite accommodation, holiday activity programs and specialist counselling services. 

Recognising the increasing mental health problems faced by young people, Strength Potential has developed an interactive online mental health platform called MiiND. This platform is designed to provide information and advice on key mental well-being topics. We also run Mental Health First Aid workshops for adults to help them address these and other issues facing the young people in their care.

So…..the journey continues!

Strength Potential extends its services to South East Queensland, covering specific areas such as the Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay, Brisbane, Redlands City, Northern Gold Coast, Logan, Ipswich, and Toowoomba.

Strength Potential primarily works with neurodiverse participants between the ages of 10 and 25. Strength Potential will also work with other types of disabilities as long as we are able to fulfil the service requirements of the participant.

We primarily seek mentors with one or a combination of the following qualifications: Individual Support, Counselling, Youth Work, Psychology, Social Work, etc. Additionally, candidates with lived experience in overcoming various challenges and those with relevant prior experience working with young people in diverse contexts are highly valued in our recruitment process.

Strength Potential seeks to collaborate with industry professionals to empower young individuals to reach their potential through their strengths. To refer a young person to Strength Potential, kindly contact us via phone or email, and we will promptly provide you with a referral form.

The Wrong Assumptions

  • All behaviours can be learned
  • If you try hard enough you can do it
  • If you dream it, you can achieve it
  • People who excel all got there in exactly the same way

Fixing weakness leads to success

The Right Assumptions

  • Some behaviours can be learned but many are nearly impossible to learn
  • People who excel deliver the same outcomes, but use different   behaviours
  • Weakness fixing prevents failure
  • Strengths development leads to excellence.

Certainly! As a registered public benevolent institution, donations made to Strength Potential are fully tax deductible.