Mentor Link has over 14 years’ experience of providing a dedicated one to one mentoring service to vulnerable and distressed children and young people. From its beginning in 2002 as a small voluntary group, it achieved charitable status in 2004 and has constantly grown and developed each year.

In 2011, the Founder and CEO Andrea Maddocks was awarded an MBE for services to children and young people, and with the Board of Trustees plans the future strategic direction of the charity.

Our specialised team of 16 member of staff have a total of over 88 years’ experience of providing a mentoring service, and a variety of qualifications which include Safer Recruitment, Protective Behaviours and Safeguarding.

We welcome enquiries from schools, parents, governors, CAMHS, Children’s Services and community organisations so please contact us for further information and one of our staff will discuss our services with you.


Statement from Andrea Maddocks MBE
Founder and CEO of Mentor Link


Since founding the charity in 2002 it has been a constant source of inspiration to me that so many people want to help young people and how they can make a positive difference to them. When I started mentoring young people in those early days, I realised that there was a need for this service and the resources to help more young people lay within the local community. As a mother of three I remain passionate about the service that the charity provides and dedicated to children and young people.

Case Studies

Terri’s Story


This is Terri's Story. Please click here to watch her film and find out more.

Luke’s Story


This is Luke's Story. Please click here to watch his film and find out more.