Developing through mentorship at Mary’s

Mentoring is an opportunity to really make a difference.


Mary’s has a vibrant and active mentor scheme. It was established to help guide young people towards planning their future by giving them someone to look up to and take advice from.


Our most recent cohort is coming to an end and we’ve had very strong feedback from mentee and mentors about how they felt the programme had gone, what goals have been achieved and what they feel that they have learnt during their time together. We have heard how rewarding mentoring has been not just for the mentees but for the mentors as well. It’s amazing how much people can give and take away from opportunities to interact with others via mentorship!


We’re currently inviting potential mentors to join our upcoming cohort.


How you can help

Do you or someone you know have a story or journey to share? Can you spare one hour, every two months?

We are currently in the process of finding inspirational volunteers who would like to volunteer some time to mentor a young person at Mary’s. We’re looking for people that are willing to develop a meaningful relationship to advise and support young people within the Islington community.


How it works

  1. Our sessions are one hour every month, working with young people between the ages of 14-24 years old.
  2. You will need to be over the age of 25
  3. We welcome mentors from any professional working background and an open mind with a positive attitude and open mind.
  4. Read more about being a mentor and other ways you could get involved in Mary’s
  5. Register your interest


Hear from other participants


“Personally I was reminded about how many pressures and uncertainties young people face and the value of having an impartial person to discuss and guide you at such a confusing time. I found mentoring really enjoyable and rewarding. I was impressed by the ambitions and attitude of my mentees and I am certain that they will have successful and happy lives.”

“I have watched and listened to my mentee flourish during these few months. She has matured and has developed a real ‘go-getter’ attitude which I believe she will continue through her pursuits in life. She has gained in confidence and has developed a strong identity in knowing what she wants and how to pursue her goals.”



“In all honesty it’s been one of the best things to happen to me so far, I learnt so much and as a person. I say I’ve developed. I have enjoyed every session and opportunity given.”

“Favourite thing about my mentor is she is very understandable and never told me what I wanted to hear but what I needed to hear!”

“I enjoyed the simple yet effective tips that my mentor gave me such as organisation, his views on procrastination and to never give up on my goals.”

“I’ve enjoyed speaking to someone, who has a different outlook on life, than me.”


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