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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.

"Start up support for online business"

Looking for a business mentor to guide me through in starting an online product business ....


Would like some help regarding relationship advice....


Hello, I am a BSc + MSc grad. Did two years at med school after MSc but failed osce on two occasions. Suffer with paranoid schizophrenia and I am on a very sedating medication. I would like a care...

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. .

“My Anxiety Peak Story”

I became pregnant in 2015 with my ex partner he decided he wanted nothing to do with either of us and I did my pregnancy alone. Throughout the pregnancy my hormones peaked and I was thankful of my job to keep me sane if thats the correct word.
I fou...

“My Post-Natal Depression Recovery”

I was in denial about my mental health from the birth of my first daughter. I work with people with mental health problems, some of them have depression... Surely I would of recognized it? I would of spotted it? But it took my husband to tell me I w...

“Setting goals”

For the past 5 years I have been setting goals for myself. I write down from the very tiniest goals to the long term big goals. I sit and categorise them, make sense of them and make sure I set realistic deadlines for myself.
I work hard to accompl...

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.

“accepting others as they are”

"Every individual has his or her own background, and at any given time, they are doing their very best. We always worry and question, “Why did he do that? Why did he not do this?” But given the background, that person can behave only in the mann...

“Dealing with change”

Change is inevitable, we all go through it. How do you manage change?

Simply notice that you are in the midst of change and that change is a part of you. This might seem like a no-brainer, but it takes some practice to become aware of change inste...

“Time is precious”

Don't waste the present whilst planning the future...

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.

"Count your blessings"

We are here to focus on the good we have. What we are you grateful for. What can you share today? :-)...

"Drugs awareness"

Effect of drugs on users, children and families...

"Help with English skills"

Anything English related, whether it's advice on basic skills or discussions about literature texts, I am here to help......

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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