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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.

"Running/starting a business "

Hello We are in the process of looking for a business which we can buy the lease and either continue with the business or if the property is vacant starting up our own venture. We come from Hampshire...

"business/life mentor"

Hello, i''m looking for a mentor that will help me reach my full potential. i''m currently working on my blog that i would like to grow and i wanted someone to help me along the wa...

"Motivation to help reach my full potential"

Looking for a Mentor that can help me reach my full potential. I am creative and I''m starting to make changes in my life. I just need to be proactive and be more confident in general. It woul...


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. .

“Tripped up a kerb”

I thought I would share a story from my past in the hope that someone who may be going through something similar can have the tiniest of comforts that there is hope.

Some years back I decided that I wanted to separate from my husband as we had be...

“I'm mindful, are you?”

I find that I always go a hundred miles per hour, doing one thing but thinking about my next task, what I need to do this week, problems, issues, an argument perhaps.
I always get asked how I fit everything in and what I do for fun and my response ...

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When I was at college, I went through a terrible period of anxiety and depression. I was living in a home with a terrible atmosphere at the time and I feel that this was the main issue, although this manifested itself as a fear of failing at college....


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.

“MY CHILDREN”

I may not be PERFECT,

BUT when I look at my CHILDREN,

I KNOW that I got something in

my life PERFECTLY right.

-Children are a blessing like no other!

...

“Nothing to Offer”

LOVE those who LOVE YOU
when you have NOTHING
to offer BUT your COMPANY

XXXX...

“Father's Quality Time”

A POOR FATHER THAT SPENDS
QUALITY TIME WITH HIS CHILD

IS BETTER THAN A RICH FATHER
THAT ONLY SENDS CHEQUES...


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.

"Dangerous Cult Churches and Brainwashing Help"

This Group is for anyone who has a family member/friend stuck in a cult church that needs advise on what to do. It is also for anyone who has left a cult church and needs help and support to get back ...

"Pregnancy/Twins/Motherhood"

This group is open to all mothers, mothers to be and mothers of multiples (Twins ect).

It is to discuss any queries regarding the above subjects or to share advice!

Anyone is welcome and please ...

"Work at home Mum's"

Support and networking for Mum's who want to start their own business working from home....


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 mentorsme.co.uk, 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.

Partners

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

horsesmouth.co.uk 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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