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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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Mentors of the Month

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.

"Losing motivation and confidence at work"

I work in the charity sector in communications. Deep down, I know I am a capable and talented person. Yet, I am slowly losing my confidence in what I do, becoming more reserved with my opinions, not s...

"Self esteem"

Hi, I''m looking for a mentor with experience of being sent away to boarding school at a young age. I''ve never truly forgiven my parents for it and always lived alone since due to w...


Hi looking for a mentor who can advise me and mentor me in managing my 2 recruitment business i am trying to develop, a executive search business and a general recruitment business. look forward to ...

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. .


Many of us will experience some form of stress in our life and it can also be of different levels. I recently experienced stress in my life and I have learned how to cope and so I am creating this pearl of wisdom for other people like you out there w...

“Body Image ”

Body issue affects us all, but young women are more at risk to the internal and peer pressure to look a certain way. I have struggled with my body image from as young as I could remember. In middle school, I struggled with eating problems. For a coup...


Depression is the most diagnosed mental disease affecting people today. Everyone at some point have experienced some level of depression in their life. The term for depression is a sense of low morale or unhappiness for a period of time. Or a feeling...

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.


Never make a decision when you are angry. Always always sleep on it. We do crazy things when we are upset!...


If you are at a crossroads and don't know what to do, with your heart pulling you one way and your mind pulling you the other, just decide. Just decide. Pick a path and go for it with all you have. The worst that can happen is you were wrong, and...

“take each day as it comes ”

Take each day as it comes. If that is to difficult then take each hour as it come, still difficult then take each minute as it comes. Be strong and believe in yourself ...

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.

"Living with M.E"

Living with M.E is challenging and confusing and can be scary as you don't know what is going on with your own body. I started this group because I 've lived with me since I was 14 and have ga...

"Education troubles"

Helping people who have difficulty in a subject area relating to a topic in education or any worries they may have in progressing onto higher education...

"Bullying School or Workplace"

This a group for those who have suffered from or are currently dealing with bullying. Bullying can take many forms and can leave people feeling isolated, anxious and depressed. However, a bully will h...

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.
'I called out for mentor assistance a week or so ago.

I have been inundated with unbelievably helpful replies, and now have a toolkit to draw on to start turning around behaviours and mind-sets that have been detrimental in my life.

I just want to thank Horsesmouth and all the amazing people who reached out to me.  Each and every one of you has given me something to think about, and some have given me heaps of material with which to start working.  Now I need to do the work! Thank you so much!' 

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