Selected mentor

Our online mentors offer free advice, coaching and mentoring support based on their own personal experiences. You can get in touch by using the contact button below. If you can't find a mentor on the topic you're interested in, try searching for a related topic or send out a call for help.

AnnieMae
AnnieMae aged 34
Tags: Add tags
Sign in / join horsesmouth



 

Profile

3 words

Caring , Optimistic , Friendly

Self description

Female , 34

Ok, So I am 28, living at home in London, with my mother who suffers from Motor Neurone Disease(MND) an adorable grandfather who suffers from alzheimers. I am a registered (not solely) carer for my mother, although they are all a handfull.
I am currently studying Nutrition. Sometimes what you what to do for life, is not that clear, and I believe that trying things is the best way to decide, it make take a while, as it has me, and funnily enough childcare was my original degree choice at 18, but i got there in the end.

Life experiences

Caring for an ill family member

As I have previously explained, I help care for my mother. I remember as a child of about 8 or 9, when she was first diagnosed, helping her down the stairs, it has ofcourse progressed since then, and now she and my grandfather can not be left alone. The care ranges from bathroom breaks, to feeding, to simply turning the page in a book.

Where next?... Study/Work choices

I've been there, done that, and tried on way to many t-shirts. Sadly not many of them fit... I went straight from Alevels to university, not having a clue if what I had chosen was actually what I wanted to study, and ofcourse it was but when my grades were published I changed from Early years education to Biology, I tried a further 2 universitys and 2 degrees, due to family pressure, and it being the "done thing". On my 3rd attempt, my dad suffered from a heart attack, and I had to un the family business. It was not an ideal situation, but starting work was the best thing I ever did. A year later the business was sold so I decided to do a NVQ in busienss administration to help with my background knowledge and gain more work experience, and I was soon employed by the NHS doing admin work. The experience was great, as I worked for all different departments, but I realised administration was not my thing. I found my self back at university and getting all A's, I beleived it was about time

Why mentor on horsesmouth?

Some may say, including myself that I have had a very sheltered life, but what I have learnt, I have learnt the hard way. When I was at school and even to this day, if people ask about my mother I get a "sorry", people in that situation do not want to hear sorry, and whilst I am not claiming to know what everyone wants to hear, I do know how it feels, and when and why people want to talk about it. At16 there was no way I would go to a support ground of MND suffers and family members, and sadly, services such as online mentoring were not around when I needed them, it allows you to get advice and guidance easily, from real people, whilst remaining annymous. It is a wonderful idea and a great way to give something back.

Add to contacts
Contact mentor
Invite to group

advert - horsesmouth

Similar mentors

These mentors have similar life experiences - they could possibly help you

No mentors with similiar experiences were found 


Didn't find the mentor you were looking for?

Why not send out a general call for help to everyone

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!

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!' 

advert - horsesmouth