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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.


Are there any freelance copywriters out there who could advise me on how to get started and perhaps mentor me along the way? ...

"Feel so lost"

I''m such a mess right now. Seeing a girl, fell in love with my best friend. We work together and people are noticing that we argue more than just friends. We''ve been seeing each othe...

"Help starting a business"

Hi everyone ! I''m new to this, I''ve recently decided I want to open a baby shop selling mainly prams, although I literally have no idea where to begin? I have some plans but I just d...

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. .

“Self harm.”

Growing up I had no idea that self harm was a thing, like the thought of people hurting themselves just didn't seem like something that would happen.. Well that all changed for me at a young age, although I'm only 17 (18 in a few months), I&#...

“Don't become that what you hate.”

No matter your age, there is a high chance someone at some point would make you feel awful. Be it bullying on the playground, or internet these days, or a boss making your life hell with stupid hours and ridiculous requests.

In retaliation you ma...

“I overcame emetophobia”

Emetophobia is the extreme fear of vomiting or or seeing others vomit. It plaqued my life for 10 years, caused me to hide away, stop eating, loose all my friends, become really shy and quiet and lack confidence completely. Not to mention the panic at...

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.

“Hide an injured soul”

" All it takes is a beautiful fake smile, to hide an injured soul and they will never notice how broken you really are."
- Robin Williams

So true for me.
Remember actions do speak louder then words. It takes a strong person to smile ...

“Deaf people ”

Deaf people can do anything that hearing people can do except hear.....

“The word "lucky"”

"Although I hate that word—“lucky.” It cheapens a lot of hard work. Living in Brooklyn in an apartment without any heat and paying for dinner at the bodega with dimes—I don’t think I felt myself lucky back then. Doing plays for 50 bucks and tryi...

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.

"The Dreamers Lounge"

A place for entrepreneurs who dream of an amazing business and life to come together, network and get the support they need to make those big goals a reality!...

"Digital & TV"

Group based around the digital and TV industry. Including banners, advertising, VFX & audio....


this group is created for people of all ages that are finding it difficult to cope with daily life and need advice on copeing tools....

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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