At Mentor Link we recognise that some children and young people would really benefit from an independent adult to talk to during difficult times e.g. family breakdown or bereavement. We carefully recruit these much needed adults and call them mentors who come into the child’s school each week to provide listening and support.

We urgently need volunteer mentors in Worcestershire, Herefordshire Wolverhampton Birmingham and West Midlands so please contact 01299 822336 for further information.

Our aim

To provide long term dedicated listening and therapeutic support to vulnerable or distressed children who need it.

Our Service Improves

  • Self-esteem
  • Performance and behaviour at school
  • Relationships with family and friends
  • Attendance and engagement in learning
  • Well-being and community engagement

Last year we mentored 316 children and young people

90% reported as having improved mental-health and emotional wellbeing

86% improved their anxiety

90% improved their self- esteem.

86% improved their engagement with learning

78% improved their behaviour

81% reported improved relationships


Our Service Is

  • Providing listening and support
  • Children and young person centred
  • Weekly
  • Long term
  • Dedicated and confidential
  • Professional

Our Mentors are

  • Professionally recruited using Safer Recruiting techniques
  • Carefully matched to the child or young person
  • Independent
  • Fully trained to listen to children and young people
  • DBS vetted
  • Supported by our staff in their role
  • Male and female mentors

Mentor Link welcomes enquiries from parents, schools, young people and children’s services, and our staff can discuss with you the service that we provide and how we can support children. Join us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to learn more about us and hear our stories.

Information for Schools

Information for Parents
Record storage and retention policy
8. Complaints Policy

Information for Children

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.