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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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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.

"Mentor required for my business and life success"

Good evening to anyone who is reading this message. I have just bought a a domestic cleaning franchise and been through a rough patch with my personal life. I need help to rebuilding my self confide...

"A Mentor?"

I would really like have someone to talk a few things through with. I just need a little encouragement and a few ideas of how to cope with different situations - addressing confidence and optimism. ...


guidance support someone who can help with my life problems and the things that are on my mind someone who trust worth open honest not afraid to tell it like it is not so harsh but compassionate and e...

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 Experience”

I suffer from depression and anxiety. I've recently undergone CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) to deal with this, and was introduced to Mindfulness Meditation which I have been practising for 5 months. I am also doing a formal mindfulness cour...

“Depression and Sleeping!”

We've all been there, Your Depressed and you just can't sleep at night or maybe because you can sleep at night your starting to feel low. It’s a vicious circle and one that can be hard to break.
Here are a few tips to get yourself back in...

“Your Never Alone!”

Sometimes you can feel like you are the only ones going through a rough time. You might be struggling with a certain task you have been given, maybe you just can't get your head around a problem or perhaps you feel swamped with exam revision and ...

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.

“Spend a bit and save a bit”

1. Pay your mortgage/rent.
2. Pay your bills.
3. Budget for your food and ESSENTIALS.
4. Whatever is left over, put half (even if it's only £1 or 50p) away in a savings account, or if your self-control needs a bit of training give it to s...


Life isn't about finding yourself....
Life is about creating yourself.

Life is a story..
Make yours the best seller....

“Ask for help!”

Never be afraid to ask for help as there will always be someone you can turn to for advice, a friend family member of maybe a professional like a doctor or counselor . We all find situations stressful and you will always find others who have been or ...

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.

"Battling Bullying"

1) Different kinds of bullying

2) How to deal with it

3) Support...

"Be, think & do positive"

The aim is to spread positivity and inspiration to help people to accept and love themselves , and to embrace life . Through the sharing of views, experiences and thoughts , the aim is to build a stro...

"Coping with Depression"

This group is for those who are struggling with depression. Its a place to vent all of those feelings and find someone who understands exactly what your going through. We all find it difficult to cope...

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

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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.

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