• Gain insights from the mentee’s background and history that can be used in the mentor’s professional and personal development.
  • Increase skills in mentoring, counselling and listening.
  • Gain satisfaction in sharing life experience with others.
  • Build confidence through helping others.
  • Sense of ‘giving back’ and increase in responsibility.
"I first came to Together Women after being sentenced to a Community Order with TWP. I had been arrested for a drink driving offence which was my first offence. I had issues around domestic abuse and mental health which had led to an increase in my drinking. After my offence, I left my job and was spending a lot of time in my house. I engaged with TWP weekly for six months where I received a lot of support around my issues, I finally had someone to talk to. I also did a personal development course. I left the violent relationship I was in, gained my own accommodation and haven't drunk for over a year. I decided to be a mentor after I left TWP and was wanting something challenging for myself and something meaningful to fill my time with. I did the training because I wanted to help other women see there was a light at the end of the tunnel, because that is what TWP showed me and that helped me a lot. Since being a mentor, I feel more confident now in myself and excited to try new things and help more people."