Become a mentor or coach
You could make a real difference to someone’s quality of life just by being you!
Could you guide someone to find the right direction and help them to develop solutions to career issues? Mentors rely upon having had similar experiences to gain an empathy with the mentee and an understanding of their issues.
Are you interested in working with young people? Can you be inspiring, understanding, and reliable? Then why don’t you become a mentor and be a part of the Early Help for Mental Health (EH4MH) team?
Learn from their success
Career mentor schemes welcome mentors from all career sectors. Career Mentor Scheme brings bright, enthusiastic students together with successful professional in mutual beneficial partnerships.
- University of Exeter: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/careers/research/mentor/
- Plymouth University: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-life/your-studies/academic-services/careers-and-employability/mentoring/programme
or have a look at particular organisations who support mentors such as:
Being a coach is usually about supporting others to develop and manage their own learning. To be a good coach, therefore, means being able to listen and facilitate objectively without solving peoples’ problems for them. The most important skill in coaching is asking questions framed within a coaching conversation. Beyond this it is important to have relevant competence or experience to support the coaching or mentoring process.
Using your experience as a life coach: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/job-profiles/life-coach
- talk about their situation.
- discuss their values, attitudes and beliefs.
- help them to set suitable goals for change.
- break down these goals into small steps.
- look at ways of overcoming barriers and setbacks.
- support them to stay motivated and committed.
And there is coaching through sport