Mentor Link welcomes donations to the charity so that our services to children can continue and develop. If you would like to make a donation please call Lucy Blackford on 01299 822336 or

We have a 100 club that costs £4 per month with a prize draw of £50 per month for the lucky winner. For further details contact Lucy Blackford on 01299 822336 or
















Land’s End to John O’Groats sponsored cycle ride for Mentor Link


One of our mentors, Allan, is undertaking a gruelling cycle ride from Land's End to John O'Groat's to raise money for Mentor Link. Read more about Allan here, and follow the link to sponsor him!

Teaching children how to feel safe


Our new Trainer Nicky has been delivering new sessions of Protective Behaviours training to local children...



Merry Christmas and thank you for all the support - see you in the New Year! 🎄🎄☃️☃️🎁🎁🎅

Music For Adults All Day Playathon


Thank you to the Music For Adults team who have raised over £2,000 for Mentor Link with events this year! It really means a lot, and thank you for the continued support.

Universal Children’s Day 2020!


Today we are celebrating Universal Children's Day by announcing our new Protective Behaviours training programme.

Anti-Bullying Week 11th-15th November


This week is Anti-Bullying Week, the work of which Mentor Link supports strongly.

National Mentoring Day – Sunday 27th October


To highlight National Mentoring Day, we are looking for Volunteer Mentors throughout Worcestershire, Shropshire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands...

Live Music Event for Mentor Link


Music For Adults are holding an all-day music 'Playathon' with donations kindly going towards Mentor Link. Live music from a variety of groups and soloists, a young person's platform, refreshments, raffle, craft stalls and more, on Saturday 16th November in Little Witley Village Hall!

Mentor Link at Pershore Plum Festival


Mentor Link attended the Pershore Plum Festival hoping to attract more mentors from the area.

SUCCESS in Tesco Bags of Help Vote!


Mentor Link bags £4,000 from Tesco's Community Grant scheme. Thank you all for voting!

Award for Mentor Kath!


Another of our wonderful mentors has won a prestigious award for the support she has given to a young girl locally. Well done Kath!

Oakland Charity to support Mentor Link in Redditch


Mentor Link have received funding from the Oakland Foundation to support our work with children in Redditch and Bromsgrove.

Student’s Mental Health Documentary involves Mentor Link


Please take 15 minutes to watch this fantastic documentary made about mental health, and how it affects males in particular, as made by Joshua Rossiter from Birmingham Metropolitan College Kidderminster Academy. A must watch.

Tesco Bags of Help – *VOTING NOW OPEN* 1st MAY – JUNE 30th


Mentor Link has been nominated for Tesco's Bags of Help token scheme across the Wyre Forest through May-June!

Local Theatre Supports Mentor Link!


Thank you to the Rose Theatre and the Kidderminster Soroptomists for helping Mentor Link to raise over £1000 at their Posh Jumble Sale!

Listen to Mentor Link on BBC Hereford & Worcester!


Listen to Mentor Link talking about our recent success at the National Mentoring Awards on BBC Hereford & Worcester radio with Malcolm Boyden.

Success at the National Mentoring Awards!


We are very excited to announce that our mentor Karen Green WON at the National Mentoring Awards Ceremony!

National Mentoring Awards


We are proud to announce that Mentor Link are finalists in the National Mentoring Awards!

Children’s Mental Health Week 2019 – Day Five


This week is Children's Mental Health Week 2019, so each day we will be sharing with you our knowledge on topics relating to the wellbeing of children. Today we highlight steps towards stopping online abuse...

Children’s Mental Health Week – Day Four


This week is Children's Mental Health Week 2019, so each day we will be sharing with you our knowledge on topics relating to the wellbeing of children. Today we highlight a new website to help with mental health support...

Children’s Mental Health Week – Day Three


This week is Children's Mental Health Week 2019, so each day we will be sharing with you our knowledge on topics relating to the wellbeing of children. Today we highlight a new Childline website for under 12s...

Children’s Mental Health Week 2019 – Day Two


This week is Children's Mental Health Week 2019, so each day we will be sharing with you our knowledge on topics relating to the wellbeing of children. For day 2, the very topical subject of online safety...

Children’s Mental Health Week 2019 – Day One


This week is Children's Mental Health Week 2019, so each day we will be sharing with you our knowledge on topics relating to the wellbeing of children. First up, we have been made aware of some free online training...

National Mentoring Awards


We are very proud to announce that one of our wonderful mentors has been nominated for a National Mentoring Award!

A Great Evening at Children in Need


Mentor Link had a great evening at BBC Children in Need on Friday night - hope you spotted us!

Mentor Link on BBC Children in Need!


We are really proud to be featuring in the BBC Children in Need celebrations this year. We hope you'll love the film as much as we do! Read more to find out where you can see us!

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town!


It's official! Santa Claus himself is coming to Astley Town Hall on special invitation from Mentor Link! Read his letter and find out when he is coming inside...

Mentor Link now on Amazon Smile


Mentor Link is now set up to receive donations every time you shop with Amazon!

Mentor Link & World Mental Health Day


Mentor Link is proud to be able to highlight World Mental Health Day.

Local Councillor attends Who’s Got Talent Final


Councillor Anne Hingley, Former Chairman of Worcester County Council, with Mentor Link CEO Andrea Maddocks MBE.

How We Helped Tyla


This is Tyla's story.

How We Helped Chloe


"Mentor Link continues to be a powerful positive influence on Chloe's life...."
This is Chloe's story.

Mentor runs Great North Run


One of our former mentors took part in the Great North Run on 9th September, with all proceeds going to Mentor Link. Well done Rob!

CEO meets Sajid Javid MP


Our CEO, Andrea Maddocks, recently met Sajid Javid, MP for Bromsgrove and current Home Secretary, to discuss the invaluable support Mentor Link gives to young people in the area.

Counsellor wanted


We are looking for a Counsellor to deliver ad hoc support to vulnerable and distressed children in need. Contract position. Click for more details.

House of Commons Visit


Andrea Maddocks and mentee-turned-mentor Marissa visit the House of Commons to speak at the All Party Parliamentary Group meeting on Mentoring.

Hear us on BBC Hereford & Worcester!


Listen to our fundraiser Rachel on H&W promoting our Who's Got Talent event.

New Vacancies x 2


New vacancies at Mentor Link: We are looking for 2 new Recruiters to join our staff team!

Great feedback from child


We'd love to share with you a great picture drawn by one of the children we have trained on our Protective Behaviours programme.

Mentee creates film for Charity


At Mentor Link we love to hear from the young people we have mentored about how they are getting on. Jess got in touch with us to say thank you for all the support, and how she would like to make a short film about the charity as part of her degree. Click to read more and to see the video Jess created!

How Mentor Link Helps Young People…


New mentoring case study.

Blog Post May 2018


The Man Who Listens To Temperature...

Why We Do What We Do!


Mentor Link has been supporting a young boy with issues around behaviour. After 4 months of mentoring, he has given us some feedback that is priceless!

Thank You


Thank you to Councillor Anne Hingley...

Welcome to Mentor Link’s Newest Trustee


Meet our new trustee, Sian Conway, who brings with her a wealth of experience in Marketing and Communications.

New Vacancy: Trainer


A new opportunity has arisen for a part-time Trainer role at Mentor Link. See inside for more details.

Teaching Children About Their Right To Stay Safe


Mentor Link recently provided Protective Behaviours training to children at Bretforton Village School in Evesham.

Are you looking for a job to fit in with family life?


A Temporary Maternity Cover role has arisen within Mentor Link for a person with experience of Sales and Marketing to raise awareness about our mentoring services to children. Closing date Tuesday 3rd April.

New Blog Entry!


How a paper clip changed my life! Read Andrea Maddocks' latest blog post inside...

New Temporary Vacancy at Mentor Link


A temporary maternity cover role has arisen at Mentor Link for a Sales & Marketing Administrator. Click for more details...

Blog Post January 2018


Read January's blog post on helping young people.

CEO attends Select Committee on Mentoring


CEO Andrea Maddocks attended a Select Committee meeting on Mentoring at the House of Commons

CEO Meets Telford MP


CEO Andrea Maddocks meets MP for Telford Lucy Allen to talk to her about Mentor Link's service.

New Vacancy – Appointments Administrator


A new vacancy has opened at Mentor Link for a part-time Appointments Administrator. For more information, see inside.

Mentor Link celebrates reunion of Mentor and Mentee!


On National Mentoring Day, we are celebrating a reunion of mentor and mentee 10 years on! Read on for Sandra and Marissa's story...

Who’s Got Talent 2017


Mentor Link held its first Who's Got Talent final on Saturday 7th October for the talented young people of the Wyre Forest. It was a great success, and a great showcase for the children and young people in our community. You did yourselves proud!

Lovely Volunteer Testimonial


We recently received this message from one of our student Head Office volunteers about how volunteering with us has helped her. If you know any young people who are looking to get into work or University after school, we can give them some great volunteering experience!

Mentor Link Summer Newsletter


Read our latest newsletter to see what the Charity has been getting up to recently.
Also, take a look at our updated Protective Behaviours page for some fantastic new drawings from the children!

Blog Post July 2017


July's blog post on young people's mental health.

Mentor Link Secures Support from Global Companies in London


Mentor Link are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a Weston Charity Award 2017. Read more inside to find out what this can mean for the Charity.

Funding Secured for Warwickshire


Thank you to the Heart of England Community Foundation and the Wesleyan Foundation Fund for their funding support to develop our service in Warwickshire.

Mentor Link Conference 2017


On Wednesday 3rd May we held our Annual Conference - please take a look inside for a report and photos from the day. Includes cakes and Worry Monsters!

Charity Fashion Show at M&Co


Fashion Show at M&Co in aid of Mentor Link raises over £800 for the charity! See inside for more details and photos from the event.

Andrea Maddocks on BBC Hereford & Worcester Radio


CEO Andrea Maddocks talks with Kate Justice on BBC H&W Sunday Breakfast about the launch of the Head's Together Campaign by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

Blog Post April 2017


April Blog from CEO Andrea Maddocks MBE.
Read more inside...

Andrea Maddocks on Black Country Radio


Listen to the Black Country Radio interview with Andrea Maddocks, CEO of Mentor Link, and  Ian Cooper, Cabinet Leader for Children’s Services at Dudley MBC.

Blog Post February 2017


February Blog from CEO Andrea Maddocks MBE...
Read more inside.

Mentor Link’s Social Accounts Report 2016


We are now pleased to share with you our full feedback report for 2016, where you can find out the difference that mentoring really can make to our young people's lives.

Public Testimonials


As part of the feedback we gather each year, we like to ask our Volunteer Mentors how mentoring has improved their understanding of the issues facing young people. Please take a look to view some of their responses.

Announcement from CEO Andrea Maddocks MBE


I am delighted to let you know that we have been successful in our application for funding from the Government-backed Careers & Enterprise Company's Investment Fund. Read more details inside.

Mentor Link Advent Calendar 2016


Catch up with this year's Advent Calendar from Mentor Link and see what we've been up to throughout the year!

October Newsletter


Please take a look inside to read our latest newsletter!

Mentor Link up for Aviva Community Fund


Please vote for us in the Aviva Community Fund and help us support even more vulnerable children and young people!

Mentor Link says Thank You to our Long Serving Members


Mentor Link recently held a special Afternoon Tea event to say thank you to some of our longest serving volunteers and staff, without whose commitment the Charity couldn't run without.

Case Studies

Caiden’s Story


Please click here to watch one of our brilliant new videos about our great mentoring partnerships: this is Caiden and Pete.

Terri’s Story


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