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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.

"Personal training"

Hi looking for a mentor who understands the personal training world who could assit and point me in the right direction on my buisness...

"Is this anxiety?"

Just looking for someone who has overcome anxiety/has anxiety to talk to about how I''m feeling, I don''t particularly want to put a label on how I''m feeling, but just looking...

"Next career step? Stuck!"

I graduated from university in 2012 with a 2:1 in Psychology with every intention of doing further study. However, i went travelling for a few months after graduation and when i came back i had to get...


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. .

“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....

“The incident on the bus - and why it doesn't pay to be judgemental!”

The incident on the bus...
A young woman got on a bus. She had had a terrible day at work and now it was pouring down with rain and she felt (and looked!) like a drowned rat. All she wanted to do was get home. Traffic was bad and the bus was full ap...


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.

“Power of people”

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around"

- author unknown but summarises what Horses Mouth is all about...

“Be who you are”

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind"

-Dr. Seuss...

“Encouragement”

Encouragement to others is something everyone can give. Somebody needs what you have to give. It may not be your money; it may be your time. It may be your listening ear. It may be your arms to encourage. It may be your smile to uplift. Who knows?
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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.

"Work at home Mum's"

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

"ADD/ ADHD"

This groups is for people with ADHD/ ADD, friends and family members of someone with ADHD/ ADD and anyone who wants to understand more about ADHD/ ADD....

"Life After Domestic Violence"

A group for survivors of domestic violence. Sometimes it is still an issue even after leaving the situation. Lets chat and share empowering thoughts and advice...


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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