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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.

"Stuck in a rut but desperate to get out :("

Just feel alone and want someone to talk to. I feel like I''m not living simply existing. I don''t know what to do to get myself out of this. I just want to make something out of my li...

"secrets, Keep quiet or tell?"

I have recently found out something about a friend of mine. He cheated on his girlfriend, I don''t no what to do. What makes it even more difficult is that both him and his girlfriend are my b...


I''m 18 and currently living with my mother who is an alcoholic, I''ve had to deal with it all my life with no help. It has come to the point where I can no longer cope with it, I was ...

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. .

“School days”

I have recently began to work in a secondary school. I work with young adolescents who seem to be on the whole ....not very motivated.

I hear the terms of ' Miss, I can't do this' and or 'Miss, it's long! What do they mean? The...

“Life is like a jar”

A jar represents life. The rocks are the important things – family, partners, health, children – these are things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, life would still be full.
The pebbles are the other things that matter – li...

“Be a Kid again!”

Everybody becomes ecstatic when they win an achievement, But.......... this excitement and happiness does not last for ever, may be a week, a month or a year- why?
Because 'life is growth' . We all need to continuously progress in our life. ...

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.


I recently learnt that you never really know someone until you do something that is against their wishes (i.e don't take their advice). A true friend will support you regardless of their thoughts on the situation, they just want you to be happy. ...

“Life ”

Make sure the path you decide to walk aligns with your own intuition and desires, and don't be scared to switch paths or pave a new one when it makes sense.
Be productive and patient. And realize that patients isn't about waiting, but the ab...

“New doors# New opportunities #”

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us....

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.

"Lifestyle Coaching"

Weight Management
Eating Plans...


If you have any questions or you wont to share something please leave a message for everyone to share and hopefully i will be able to get back to you .......

"Battling Bullying"

The first thing I want to address is that this group is for everyone - no matter what your age or whether you need information on dealing with bullying.

I want people to leave comments on their exp...

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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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.

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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.


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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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