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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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Masters in Int.Business

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.

"Angry x girlfriend"

Hi I volunteer in a charity chop where my x girlfriend is the manager, I know that she finds the job very stressful as she is always under pressure to hit sales targets etc., but she always seems to ...

"relationship advices needed"

I have been with my current boyfriend for 3 years now, but lately things have been difficult. We started dating in college and he is my first love. He has been a good lover in the past, but during the...


I''m going to uni in a couple of weeks and I am so behind with everything I have to do. I''ve done everything (application, finance, accomodation etc) all myself so far and it''...

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 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...

“Getting back with an Ex.”

In my own experiences, my first serious relationship Ex, I got back after 9 months when her new boyfriend cheated on her. We got married for 7 years, but then we split up and got divorced and I lost all contact with her. We did not have children. The...

“The other side”

I am now 45 years old, happily married with 4 children and 4 grandchildren and my life is everything that i wanted it to be. However it has taken a long time and alot of hard work. I am not ashamed to say that i was a regular online with the Samari...

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.


People don't care what you think, until they think that you care...

“Little Things”

Live each day as though it is your last; create memories that you will never forget; mean something to someone; believe in who you are; never be afraid to ask for help. ...

“Problems can help in later life :)”

Difficulties are opportunities to better things,
they are stepping stones to greater experience.
Perhaps some day you will be thankful
for some temporary failure in a particular direction.
When one door closes,
another always opens,
as a natu...

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.

"Wellness Coaching (Lifestyle Coaching)"

Weight Management
Eating Plans...


If you have any questions or you wont to share something please leave a message for everyone to share and hopefully i will be able to get back to you .......

"Battling Bullying"

The first thing I want to address is that this group is for everyone - no matter what your age or whether you need information on dealing with bullying.

I want people to leave comments on their exp...

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.

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