Mentoring Benefits – 5 Ways of Wellbeing

How does mentoring help organisations reach the 5 Ways of Wellbeing ? Evidence suggests that a small improvement in wellbeing can help to decrease some mental health problems and also help people to flourish. The centre for well-being at nef (the new economics foundation) developed ‘five ways to wellbeing’: a set of evidence-based actions to…

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What makes a great mentoring match ?

Jamie Forrest, Careers Lead at Beechen Cliff School told us “all students went in and started the process disengaged and with low self-esteem. The students were the type of students that would get into trouble too much and were under achieving.  When they started the programme on the first session, it took a little while…

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WEM business mentors and mentees

Why do mentors mentor?

We asked one of our brilliant mentors at Bristol law firm Irwin Mitchell to give us the lowdown. Here’s how the conversation went! Why did you offer to mentor in the first place ?  It’s very important to encourage and lead those who are more junior and younger than ourselves. I have personally benefitted from…

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West of England Mentoring students video

Our mentees say it best

Special thanks to Bristol creatives BoomSatsuma for supporting West of England Mentoring – magicking up a brilliant short video of recent participants which gives an amazing flavour of the impact of mentoring. It’s especially inspiring that the programme hasn’t just benefited the school students, though they are more than articulate about how it has. Mentors…

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A business mentor working in school

West of England Mentoring

This project is getting underway during 2017 and we’re already talking to secondary schools and businesses in the West of England region: Bristol, North Somerset, South Glos and Bath & NE Somerset. Business mentoring projects will kick off in earnest in September 2017. What is it? West of England Mentoring (WEM) is a partnership of…

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