Welcome to Many Hands

What’s it all about?

Many Hands is a safe, discreet peer-to-peer mentoring service for students studying with our seven partner institutions, in particular mature students, Black, Asian or ethnic minority students, or those studying creative subjects. We will match you with someone on our trained team of Mentors, from across our partners, who has been on a similar life journey, or faced similar challenges, and can help you to be at your best while studying.

Find the support you need!

Where to find the right support for you

Become a mentee

Browse Mentors to find a match

Help from your place of study

Other mental health and wellbeing support at your place of study

Other student support

More free wellbeing resources local to you and online

Become a Mentor
Learn how to help people in need
Do you have what it takes to help a fellow student in need of support? Do you have great listening skills? Can you commit to mentor training and ongoing, flexible support for mentees? If this is you, come on in! Talk to us if you need help sourcing a phone/laptop, or a private space to hold your mentoring conversations.

Are you a great listener?

Could you support fellow students to deal with the ups and downs of daily life?

Are you interested in becoming a mentor and supporting your peers?



MANY HANDS is a supportive programme aimed at maintaining a positive student mental wellbeing in Higher education. By recognising and utilising your own valuable personal life experiences, you can help students tackle triggers such as isolation, low confidence and common emotional issues.

Our community of 100 peer mentors are matched with students from across our 7 partner colleges through our state-of-the-art digital platform. In addition to contributing to student wellbeing across England, you will develop mentoring communication and other transferable skills that will benefit your future employability.