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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.

"Business mentor(s) required "

hi everyone I''m 26 and I am in the process of trying to get my business off the ground, however there is one slight snag... I have no idea what I am doing! All I have done this week is start...

"To say something or not?"

My hubby''s younger sister is being very cold towards him. When I first met my hubby, he would spend time going for walks with both his sisters and they''d both tell him their problems...

"about showing someone I trust them"

How do I show ex I trust him, (long distance) ...

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. .

“Social media + annoying ex”

Social media is in most peoples lives whether they are on facebook, tumblr, youtube, reddit and so on, people can anonymously message you rather easily to ask you questions and so forth. This can be very good and boost peoples self-esteem, but it can...

“Why I'm not afraid of dying”

YOLO? Yes, I believe we only live once, but that's okay because it is one eternal life. I have a particular reason for believing this that I hope the reader will accept as true. Let me say first of all that I'm pretty sane (although not ex...


How do we measure success?......If the media/newspapers or social media sites were to be believed it is if you have a great career and lots of money. People these days put out there lives online giving of a belief that their lives are better than yo...

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.


Don't worry if answers are not forthcoming, sometimes it takes a little longer to get the answer you are looking for and that is fine.
A technique to try is: make a choice sleep on it and see how it feels in the morning, if it disturbs your slee...

“take criticism on board ”

You may not like it but you need criticism in your life so you can improve, it is the best way to succeed and work towards your goals. ...


Is what you're doing today getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow?...

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.


Somewhere to talk to people who may also be suffering with an addiction or is close to someone who is. There are many types of addictions and they all cause the same devistation. I have experience in ...

"Working in the charity sector"

For anyone interested in starting a career working for a charity. Tips on getting your first job and things to consider when choosing the sector....

"Cancer bereavement"

A group to talk about your experiences as an individual who has lost someone due to cancer, whether it being a family member or friend....

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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