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MentorAbility provides a practical one-to-one mentoring service helping young people to build their confidence towards employment.


The service is available to anyone, including those not in education or employment (NEETs), post-18s and above.


MentorAbility has significant experience supporting people who have additional challenges including:

  • disabilities

  • mental health conditions, including anxiety and low mood

  • low self-confidence

  • low motivation

  • experienced disadvantage

  • dropped out of education or work

  • fallen through 'the gap'

Enquiries are welcome from individuals, parents, carers, guardians and third-party organisations. 

MentorAbility helps you to recognise your abilities and to define your future aspirations. Together, we will develop a tailored support plan to help you transition towards a meaningful future.


Support includes:   


  • Managing well-being and challenges:

    • Identifying and monitoring well-being concerns

    • Practical confidence building and anxiety management techniques

    • Referral to other professionals as required

    • Identifying barriers and techniques to overcome them

    • Identifying your abilities and aspirations

    • Time management and organisational skill development

  • Further education support:

    • Advice on options including secondary and third level education, traineeships and apprenticeships at all levels (including degree apprenticeships and the recent Kickstart Scheme)

    • Support in finding the right courses and environments for you

    • Support in identifying university options and preparing your personal statement

  • Pre-employment support:

    • Identifying career interests, skills, entry requirements and any gaps

    • Developing a tailored plan to overcome barriers and identified gaps

    • Supporting you in CV creation, job hunting techniques, completing applications and more

    • Helping you to engage with employers and charities for work insights, work experience and volunteering opportunities

    • Signposting and engaging with third-party organisations such as Work Zones, Jobcentres and specialist career services

MentorAbility offers an initial free 30 minute session to explore your support needs.  


Support can be booked as single sessions or block bookings of up to six sessions initially.


Sessions are usually one hour and the rate includes preparation and follow-up actions outside the sessions. Rates depend on the number of sessions booked.


Meeting in person is preferred but a virtual service is also available on most platforms, e.g. telephone, WhatsApp, Skype, Zoom. Face-to-face meetings are held in a public space such as a local community centre, café or an outdoor space.

Please contact me here for further information.

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