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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.

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.

"Lifestyle vs career choice:working out what I want"

I graduated 2 years ago,with a 1:1 in Climate Change and Energy Management BSc. I thoroughly enjoyed my degree and found it very inspiring. I then spent a year working on sailing boats and doing a ski...

"Domestic abuse"

Over a year ago I finally called time on my violent relationship (I took him to court and he is now serving time for the pain he caused me). I am struggling to move forward and I feel guilty over the ...

"Am I biting off more than I can chew?"

Hi all, I recently had someone come for a chat looking for a job, after chatting with him I have found the company he works for currently is due to close in 3 months. This company is similar to mine...

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. .

“The Unsent Letter”

As a child abuse survivor and domestic abuse survivor I know what it's like to be oppressed by other people. The physical pain healed and left me with deep emotional scares that managed to seep into all areas of my life. When I think about the ...

“Being a young or single mother doesn't make you a bad mum”

Being a young mother doesn't make you a bad mum.I had my child at 19 his father wasn't there for the birth we had broke up 10 days previously and I didn't want him there nor did he want to be there my birthing partners were my mother and ...

“10 Tips for Starting an Online Business”

Starting an online business is not an easy undertaking, there are many considerations to take into account before you even get your new business off the ground. Often new businesses fail because they don’t plan adequately or neglect to consider the m...

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.

“Cat Healing”

The cat's purring is a powerful healer, it calms our nerves, lowers blood pressure and is a general pain reliever. Cats know when you're not well or when you're upset. ...

“Taking Responsibility For Our Own Actions”

We do not have control over other people but we do have control over what we think, say and do....

“Pen To Paper”

Putting pen to paper shows that you have spent time to think about the message and write it in your own special way. You will give the receiver a little piece of you to treasure for years to come.

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.

"Gaming Sunday"

Every Sunday I would like to bring people together by playing games on Steam. My aim is for individuals like myself who sometimes feel alone or even depressed to band together every Sunday in a friend...

"staying positive through cancer"

Have you felt alone through difficult times. Also i like to inspire people to feel good about themselves through and after cancer...

"Ex Forces Career Mentors"

A Group of Ex Forces People willing to provide both Military & General Careers Guidance Mentoring...

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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