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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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Grounded
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Dedicated
Passionate
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Compassionate
Professional
Dynamic
Empathic
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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.

"Mental Illness and Returning to Work "

I am desperate to return to work but I still suffer with mental illness particularly social anxiety which leads to panic attacks. I''ve had negative experiences in the past because employers h...

"joint mortgage"

My daughter and I have a joint mortgage. We are having serious family problems and my daughter no longer wants to be on the mortgage because she wants council accommodation for herself and her daught...

"College or career?"

I''d like to work with kids/orphans/an adoption agency of some sort. My parents have given me the option of dropping out of college now, or going on to pursue a bachelor''s degree. I m...


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. .

“Life”

Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up.
It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed.
Every morning a lion wakes up, it knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.
It doesn’t matter whethe...

“Childhood: Moments to cherish”

I wanna go back to the time;
when getting high meant on a swing;
when drinking meant apple juice;
when dad was the only hero;
when love was mom's hug;
when dad's shoulder was the highest place on earth;
when the worst enemies were s...

“Why I am here & About me”

Everybody needs a bit of support and someone to turn to sometimes, even for the strongest of people. As it can be difficult to reveal your most vulnerable side to people who are in your life with the people who you are the most closest too.
By havin...


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.

“Hard work does not go un-noticed”

If there is one piece of advice I can give that applies to all industries it is that hard work is the key to success.

If you work hard enough you can achieve both small and large goals which will drive you to work harder and keep achieving.

Har...

“Lessons in silence - making eye contact”

Look people in the eye
Dont interrupt
Say what you mean as simply as possible
When you dont understand somthing ask
Stay focused
Do not multi task...

“Shoot for the Moon”

Shoot for the Moon
Even if you miss you will
Fall amongst the Stars ...


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.

"Digital & TV"

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

"bipolar/depression"

this group is created for people of all ages that are finding it difficult to cope with daily life and need advice on copeing tools....

"Company culture"

The group can share idea on How to build and strengthen corporate culture....


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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