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Welcome to horsesmouth, the social network for informal mentoring, where everyone can give and gain. You can search for a mentor, be a mentor, or simply browse the inspirational profiles and stories on the site. It's safe and it's free...

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A selection of our best, newest and busiest mentors. Review these fascinating profiles and if they're right for you get in touch.
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The latest requests for a mentor

here are some calls for help posted by our members. Browse here for some people you may be able to help.

"Affiliate Marketing"

Looking for advice in getting started with Affiliate Marketing I have lots of experience in traditional advertising and branding but online marketing is a new area for me Any help appreciated ...

"In desperate need of relaahionship help"

Hi, I''m keenan, im 18, and my gurkfriend of over a year and a half recently tried to break up with me because she wasn''t happy and more and it''s become more had than good. I...

"Making myself Known"

I have applied to be a mentor on here, But I want to go far and help more people like myself. I wondered what I can do involving work, vollenteering and more. If anyone is actually aware of any jobs w...

Latest Published Stories

here are some stories that individual mentors have published. Browse here for anything that's relevant or inspiring to you. Or publish your own from your profile. .

“How I Overcome the Shame of Being a Child Abuse Survivor”

I was abused by my father as a child. My father would do unspeakable things to me, things that I do not feel I am comfortable enough to share on here with anyone. I did not exactly know him seeing as he would only come into my life every 2 years. I n...

“Getting back with an Ex.”

In my own experiences, my first serious relationship Ex, I got back after 9 months when her new boyfriend cheated on her. We got married for 7 years, but then we split up and got divorced and I lost all contact with her. We did not have children. The...

“The other side”

I am now 45 years old, happily married with 4 children and 4 grandchildren and my life is everything that i wanted it to be. However it has taken a long time and alot of hard work. I am not ashamed to say that i was a regular online with the Samari...

Latest Pearls Of Wisdom

here are some Pearls that individual mentors have published. Browse here for anything that's relevant or inspiring to you. Or publish your own from your profile.

“Things get better :)”

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly...


You can hold back from
suffering of the world,
you have permission to do so,
and it is in accordance
with your nature,
but perhaps this very holding back
is the one suffering
you could have avoided"

Franz Kafka...


The outside world cannot affect how we feel, only our thoughts can affect how we feel and yet how we FEEL can affect our relationships, business, positivity, progress, growth, contribution, energy levels, self image, confidence and overall our LIFE! ...

Latest public groups

here are some special interest public groups started by our mentors. Browse here for anything that's relevant or inspiring to you - then join up.

"Mentoring for mentors"

Here mentors can share their thoughts and experience in mentoring. Receiving mentoring from other mentors is a positive way for us all to be in tune with ourselves, be healthier and stay motivated to ...

"In bi-tween the two!"

Support group for straight or bisexual people with partners/spouses that need someone to talk to...

"Wellness Coaching (Lifestyle Coaching)"

Weight Management
Eating Plans...

The latest shoutouts!

here are some mentors who really want to help right now. Are any of them right for you or anyone you know?

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 Latest news

ShortList magazine have partnered with us on an exciting mentor project, encouraging young men to seek advice and encouragement through mentoring, and to become mentors themselves. Find out more here. 

Have you set yourself a personal best? Take part in Britain's Personal Best and ride the wave of the 2012 Olympics.

Connect with us on LinkedIn to see our daily featured Business & Enterprise mentors.

We are excited to be partnering with, a collaborative online resource for UK small and medium-sized enterprises seeking mentoring.

We have signed up some exciting new mentors from the National Apprenticeship Service. Check out their profiles here.

In support of Carers Week, meet some of our mentors who are carers and young carers on the blog.

Dementia research funding to double by 2015, in a bid to tackle a 'national crisis'. Read more here. 

We were thrilled to be among the first 15 organisations to be awarded funding through NESTA's Innovation in Giving Fund. Visit NESTA's site here. You can watch our Founder MT Rainey's pitch here.

We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with the National Apprenticeship Service into another year. 
Considering an Apprenticeship? Get advice from the brilliant National Apprenticeship Mentors here.

We are proud to be partnering with the BBA on the new mentoring portal for business, Mentors Me. Visit the site 


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What is online mentoring?

If you've lived, you've learned...and you've probably got a story to tell. Mentoring online is the perfect way to share your hard earned-wisdom with those who can benefit from your experiences and knowledge, all in a supportive, safe and secure online environment. It takes seconds to sign up and you never know who you might meet!

Can't find the right mentor? Just send a request!

If you've tried using search and browsed the profiles on our site but can't find anyone who's quite right for you, send a request for a mentor to the whole community. You'll get some good responses and one or two may turn into mentoring relationships.


These organisations are partnering with us to bring special-interest mentors to the community. Find out more by browsing below.

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Other users say...


I am very lucky to have found your website. Recently I wrote about a problem which I face very often.... There were 10 responses from 10 mentors. They have really explained to me and made me understand that I do not have any problem. Your services are wonderful and I am very much thankful to all of you.

I have been mentoring on HM for 18 months. I really enjoy it & hopefully I am helping other people. Recently I posted my my first 'request for a mentor'. I have been completely bowled over by the response. So many people taking their time & making the effort to offer constructive advice in a friendly polite manner. For me it completely validates the intent behind HM. It reminds me how many good, helpful people there are out there. Thanks for providing such a great service.

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