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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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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.

"Part time start up business advice needed"

Hi Mentors I am looking for 4/5 mentors who can help me. I have some experience working in sales and business development in the corporate world (about 7 years) but lost interest in managing accounts...

"I am looking for a Mentor..."

Hello everyone. I am 25, ambitious and I have a design/marketing agency. All my work is subcontracted to freelancers in UK. I project manage and do admin. In 6 weeks I emigrate to Sydney. I have never...

"Business advisor "

Looking for advice on manufacturing and distribution of dry foods thanks peter Sam ...

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. .

“First Steps”

It is often the bravest thing that someone can do; take the first steps on a path that they have chosen. These first steps can be the hardest steps of them all, but getting through these first steps is the most important thing.

Once you have chos...

“Sometimes we need to fall apart”

I believe sometimes we need to fall into pieces. And then put ourselves again back together. A new us, a new start, we reborn. It is very painful. We see every pieces of us with all the lights and shades. But it is us.
I believe by falling into pi...

“How I Overcome the Shame of Being a Child Abuse Survivor”

I was abused by my father as a child. My father would do unspeakable things to me, things that I do not feel I am comfortable enough to share on here with anyone. I did not exactly know him seeing as he would only come into my life every 2 years. I n...

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.


As someone on a course once told me, please don't use the phrase work/life balance as it implies that work isn't life. Work is by far the biggest part of life for those fortunate to work. Think of a better phrase to improve your thoughts ab...

“I'm Okay (but not really)”

It's the truth that sets us free. Try it next time someone asks you how you are. Be honest with yourself and them. No I'm not fine. I am ..................
The first time I tried it the person I said it to pretty much fled as they were unpre...

“The Art of listening”

"I need to remind myself every morning:Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So, if I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening". Larry King
Having two ears and one mouth should give us a clue. We should not listen with the ...

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.

"The LGBT Group"

This group is for people trying to cope with coming out, bullying and dealing with any issues surrounding the LGBT community in a safe and supportive environment for all ages....

"Mental Health Group"

This is a group for anyone wanting to ask questions about or discuss mental health. This group will not be a place to diagnose members. It is simply for education and discussion purposes....

"Mentoring for mentors"

Here mentors can share their thoughts and experience in mentoring. Receiving mentoring from other mentors is a positive way for us all to be in tune with ourselves, be healthier and stay motivated to ...

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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