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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.

"Looking for help with pricing work"

Ive been thrown in at the deep end and after having no work I''ve started a property repair business, I have absolutely no problem doing the jobs, however my major downfall is pricing the work...


I''ve never used this site before so not sure what to type sorry. I''m just looki for some advice on my children''s grandparents from my partners side. I have two young boys an...

"Social Worker and Practice Educator"

Hello! I am looking for a social worker with a practice educator qualification stage 2 to mentor me and assess my knowledge of the social work legislation. I am facing a conditions of practice order ...

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. .

“My fatal weakness”

I can be demanding. There, I said it, it’s out, out there for everyone to read and remember, in print and committed to history in the form of prose. Of course, I knew this. I would like to think that self-awareness is actually one of my more positive...

“You have the attention span of a Gnat! ”

I didn't particularly like being compared to an insect, especially one that most would consider a pest for that matter. My colleague didn't mean to insult me that morning and I’ll explain, on reflection, why I am no longer offended.

It’s ...

“Work Experience”

Recently I have been doing work experience in a laboratory, as it is something I would definitely consider doing after I graduate from university. At first I didn't think I would enjoy it, maybe find it too tedious, or just realise that being coo...

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.

“'Stars can't shine without darkness.'”

Remember this little gem every time you are having a dark day, the sunshine cannot come without rainbows and the stars can't come without darkness. ...

“'Our greatest glory is not in falling but in rising every time we fall.'”

Focus on your strengths and the strength of others instead of ever weak moment; it goes a long way....

“Release the tension”

Doing what you like is Freedom

Liking what you do is Happiness.

(The Secret)...

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.

"Think pink"

An open forum for women to share business ideas, motivations, solutions and inspiration....

"Academic Skills"

Advice and tips ranging from how to construct an essay to time management! What makes a good presentation and what can you do to enhance you learning experience. Even if you just want to have a cha...

"Alcohol Recovery"

This group is here to just chat day to day about how you are coping or not coping with giving up alcohol....

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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Our funders is made possible by funding from Nesta, The Edge Foundation and V. 
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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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