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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.

"Work mentor (I''m dyslexic)"

I''m 48, entertainer (magician) and can''t make any sense of my work life. Would love someone to take my hand and point me in the right direction. I''ve a learning difficulty i...

"Friends "

Hi I''ve been finding things difficult ever since my best friend passed away. We were both 17 she died in a car crash a year after we''ve left school. 4 years on the 17th of December I...

"Business/life planning Help"

I am currently a second year A- level student; studying Economics, Mathematics and History. However, my passion does not lie in academic study; I am far more motivated to delve into the world of Busin...

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. .

“Love Your Life”

You aren't where you ought to be yet? Things are tighter and tougher and you can't can make them better and smoother?
Yes, of course. There are so many challenges life brings across our ways but we must love who we are and the place we are ...

“Crossing The Bridge of Criticism”

When people criticise, it is because they envy, especially when it's a constant criticism. They tend to show you how much they dislike you and the things you do. It is because they know you are different. And what makes you different is because y...

“My fatal weakness”

I can be demanding. There, I said it, it’s out, out there for everyone to read and remember, in print and committed to history in the form of prose. Of course, I knew this. I would like to think that self-awareness is actually one of my more positive...

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.

“What is reality”

Your thoughts will always create your reality. ...

“Setting expectation”

Getting it right first time, takes practice....

“Never let anyone dull your sparkle!”

We are all unique and different human beings and we all shine in our own way. Never let anyone tell you differently!

You are special, you are important…
Never let anyone dull your spirits...
Let no one have the power to make you feel low...

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.


This group enables people to talk openly about anxiety/depression, allowing them to share experiences, wisdom, knowledge, tools etc. and receive support from other sufferers/non-sufferers. I, myself h...

"Anything autism or Aspergers"

As someone with Aspergers myself it is clear that people need a safe space to discuss or just ask simple ASD questions, with the chance to offer guidance, enquire or seek support free from judgement o...

"Value of Values"

This group enables you to know the values(importance, usefulness) of certain people in your life. In this group people are allowed to say the importance of certain people in their lives by describing ...

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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