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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.

"Business plan/ business start ups"

Hi everyone my name is craig. I am on here reaching out for help with a business plan and start up. Starting up a business has been something I have been keen to do for many years but never did. I am ...

"Struggling to cope "

Erm, my name is Becky. I get married in 2 weeks time and I''m 15 weeks pregnant. I had to switch jobs for someone safe that I know nothing about, that was 2 weeks ago. Because I''m pre...

"Becoming a Counselling Psychologist"

I want to be a Counselling Psychologist and need to complete the Counselling Psychology Doctorate to do so. Has anyone done this successfully that can me some advice on how to strengthen my applicatio...

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. .


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...

“I'm afraid of dying”

I am deathly scared of dying.
There. I said it.
I am going to die one day and it frightens me.

I deal with death on almost a daily basis because of my line of work (Police) and not a single day goes by when I don't think about my own death. ...

“Self harm.”

Growing up I had no idea that self harm was a thing, like the thought of people hurting themselves just didn't seem like something that would happen.. Well that all changed for me at a young age, although I'm only 17 (18 in a few months), I&#...

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.


No one can make you feel inferior without your consent

- Eleanor Roosevelt...

“Challenging People”

Surround yourself with people who will challenge you and exceed expectations - Steve Jobs...


There's always a thousand reasons not to do something, but instead of kidding yourself that you'll do it later, why not do it now?

It might not be possible to do whatever it is in one go, but if you break it down, perhaps you could action ...

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.

"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 Dreamers Lounge"

A place for entrepreneurs who dream of an amazing business and life to come together, network and get the support they need to make those big goals a reality!...

"Digital & TV"

Group based around the digital and TV industry. Including banners, advertising, VFX & audio....

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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Our funders 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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