Benefits to Mentor 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."