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Become a Mentor

The Help for Heroes Career Recovery Service runs a mentoring programme for wounded, injured and sick service personnel. Whatever your background, whether you're ex-military, a manager at an organisation, a stay-at-home parent, retired, or the CEO of a large corporation, you will be able to add value to the lives of our Veterans.

The purpose of mentoring is to help the wounded, injured, and sick service personnel unlock the potential that they possess so they can build a new future. Mentors can enable, encourage and challenge their mentees to take responsibility for their lives, and ensure they remain on track in the new future they have identified for themselves.

Key qualities of a mentor: 

  • the ability to listen
  • to be non-judgemental
  • to genuinely want to help
  • be able to work at the mentee’s pace.

Potential mentors will attend a 3-day workshop where they will learn about Help for Heroes, mentoring, and specifically mentoring a wounded, injured, or sick serviceman, woman, or Veteran. Mentors will commit to a period of mentoring - 6, 9 or 12 months for example - and mentors and mentees will agree how to manage their relationship. Aside from face-to-face meetings, mentoring can happen over the phone, through texts, email, Skype etc. Successful mentors will then complete a profile on our online portal and become available for matching.

For more information on how to become a mentor, or if you know someone who would make a great mentor, please email mentoring@helpforheroes.org.uk.