Mentoring Service

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The waiting list for the Mentoring Service is currently closed due to high demand.

Mentors offer woman-centred one to one support to help women achieve goals and overcome difficulties. This service is an outreach service with women meeting at various venues in the community.

Volunteer mentors develop caring, honest and safe relationships with the women they support in order to empower them and support change. Women flourish with this support with one service user reporting her mentor saw ‘potential in me when I couldn’t or didn’t think anyone else did.’

Brighton Women’s Centre Mentoring Service has been awarded the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation’s Approved Provider Standard quality assurance mark and assessed to be ‘a good quality, safe and effective mentoring programme’.

Impact of having the support of a mentor:

  • 100% of service users report an increase in wellbeing through meeting with a mentor.
  • 86% of service users report having improved access to support services through meeting with a mentor
  • 100% of service users report that their situation has improved in at least one area – housing, finances, health, relationships or safety

What service users say:

Mentoring “meant that I actually went out and left my home. I always stay indoors and if I didn’t meet my mentor I would be sitting at home waiting for when I could have my next drink”.

“My mentor makes me feel safe and listened to”

“I’m really impressed with how nice everyone is, and genuinely helpful. They actually care, not judgemental.”

What mentors say:

“My experience of being a Brighton Women’s Centre Mentor has exceeded all my expectations. I knew I wanted to ‘give back’ and offer my support, but I had no idea how rewarding I would find the experience, or that I would learn so much.”

Find our more

To find out more please contact Narinder Sundar:  narindersundar@womenscentre.org.uk