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Peer-to-Peer Mentoring

Many Hands is a growing community of volunteer student Mentors from across our seven independent Higher Education partner institutions, who come from all walks of life and are trained in listening and mentoring skills. Our project aims to support and improve positive student mental wellbeing.

There are all kinds of ways our mentors can help. You might be a new student who would like some moral support from a more experienced fellow student as you begin your journey in higher education. Later on in the year, you might like to talk about issues or challenges you are experiencing. Or you could be a returning student who wants some support to be the best you this year. If you are feeling lonely, isolated, worrying about money or careers, or simply struggling with balancing student life, work and family, our mentors can help you deal with issues at an early stage and keep you on track.

Contact us to find a mentor today!

How does it work?

Mentees should be studying with one of our 7 partner institutions and be: a mature student (over 21), a Black, Asian or minority ethnic student, or studying a creative subject.

If this is you, apply to the programme, and we help you to find a suitable mentor from one of our 7 partner institutions. You will have up to 6 sessions of up to 30 minutes, which will take place via our online mentoring platform, face-to-face or on the phone. You will receive a full induction, which includes signing up to our mentor/mentee agreement. You can apply here, browse FAQs here, or email us for more information.

And check out the profiles below to see the kinds of people who have already signed up as mentors.

Our Mentors
Marcia
Marcia
Hi, I am a mature student from beautiful Jamaica, living in London, studying for a Bachelors Degree in Health and Social Care at Regents College. I was hesitant to begin, but I did it. I am a support worker to people living with learning disabilities and mental health, which I enjoy. I’ve taken this opportunity to offer encouragement to those who may be having difficulties and self doubt, (like I did), in settling to new studies, and can be contacted via Zoom, emails, and Teams.

Interests: Baking, cooking, going to the gym, bird watching, long walks.

sebastian
Sebastian
Heya! I’m Sebastian, 24, originally from Germany, and doing my bachelor’s in Film Production in London. I’m super into Film, TV, video games, working out, biology and mental health and music. Life hasn’t always been easy, so I hope I’ll be able to do some good by hearing people out and help them speak their truth, like I often do with my friends. Let me know if text, call, zoom or in person works best for you x

Interests: Film, gym, gaming.

Claire
Claire
Hi! I am a mature student on the 3rd year of my BSc (hons) in Integrative Counselling with Matrix College. It has been an amazing journey, learning to balance full time study, maintaining a job, volunteering with Mind and also having much needed time for myself. I have experienced depression and anxiety in my life, some of which has been related to education and work struggles. I have felt alone in my struggles, and am here if you want to talk. Happy to meet on Zoom or in Norwich.

Interests: Baking, hamsters, singing, coffee.

Roselynn
Roselynn

Hi my name is Roselynn and I am a mature student. I have a experienced anxiety and depression which sometimes made it difficult for me to focus on studying. Regents College, where I am third year studying BSc Health and Social Care, gave me support, and I would be happy to give the support I received. I enjoy talking and listening to people from all walks of life. I can use Teams/Zoom or any social network of your choice.

Interests: Travel, walking, spa, reading, museums, Boxcercise, yoga, meditation, HIIT.

Patience
Patience

I am a mature student with 2 teenage daughters, working as a Teaching Assistant and studying Health and Social Care at Regent College in my final year. I chose this course because of my passion to support others and to make a difference in thier lives. Sharing my own difficulties and successes have empowered me and now I want to be a mentor because I believe well-being is fundamental to a successful life. I prefer to to be contacted by zoom or Whatapp video after 5pm Monday to Friday ❤👍
Interests: I love learning new things, supporting others, working with children. I have 2 beautiful daughters.

Sandra
Sandra

Hello, I’m a mature 3rd year BSc(Hons) Health & Social Care student at Regent College London – providing support and the compassion frequently required to deal with obstacles such as not feeling like you belong on your course and dealing with financial, health, relationship, and family concerns. My mentoring method is empowerment-driven. My mentoring technique is “unconditional supportive mentorship.” Happy to meet with you on any online platform, Mon-Fri 6pm-8pm.

Interests:  reading and creative writing, community diabetes training, playing Football Manager &  Word Feud, supporting community mental health.

Gee
Gee

Hello Guilaine here 👋. I am French but living and studying in London now. I’ve always wanted to learn to code so here I am in my first year studying Software Engineering! Needless to say not for the faint of heart but love it so far!! 😃 In my free time I enjoy playing tennis or roller skating around also trying to learn the ukulélé.. I love a good chat online or happy to meet face to face, I am here to support others in their journey so don’t hesitate to connect! 😊

Interests: Self development, interior design, health nutrition & wellbeing, computing.

Stacy
Stacy

Hi, I am Stacy, a fourth year undergraduate from London. I am a mature student studying Health and social care. Going back into education as a mature student was one of the best life decision I made. I was unsure of what to expect however, I am glad I chose to continue my education and find myself in the right place. I am looking forward to listening if you need some one to talk to about your experiences and any aspirations face to face or any social media platforms from 9am/ 5pm Monday/Thurs

Interests: I enjoy reading, and socialising. I like watching cricket, cooking

Many Hands Mentor Susanna
Susanna

Hi, I am Susanna, an Italian living in London. I am a level 4 student BSc Health as Social Care at Regent College. I have been through difficult times and I have learned to see the light in the darkest time of my life. Mother Nature is my healer. I want to mentor to give people hope when they feel hopeless. I want to support people when they feel lost. Meditate because the answer is within the silence. Happy to connect with you face to face or Teams, Zoom. Monday to Friday from 10 am to 1 pm.

Interests: Reading, walking in the park, travelling, cooking, meditation.

Cornelia
Cornelia

Hi! My name is Cornelia! This is my first year studying for a BSc in Health and Social Care at Regent College, which has been a fantastic decision! I’m so grateful for that ,and so glad to be here , to share my perspective, and experience because life taught me how to listen to myself and others. I enjoy being friendly and helpful. Therefore, it will be a pleasure to be here for you via Zoom, Teams or WhatsApp video call for a nice chat. Monday 12:00-14:00, Wednesday to Friday 9:00-10:30.

Interests: Learning New Things, Gym, Yoga, Well-being, Meditation, Walking

Delyana
Delyana

Choosing to go to Regent College was one of the best decisions – to enrich my life. I study what I am interested in and what I love. I am so excited about my dreams coming true. I am a happy person and I like to share my views about the life. I have so much to give and I will listen and support everyone (you?) who needs my attention. We can meet in the App, in Teams or WhatsApp on Mondays and Tuesdays. Don’t forget – we are all students and we are experiencing similar challenges! 😊
Interests: Books, Travel, Transpersonal Psychology, Interior design

Kshama
Kshama

My lifelong aspiration to obtain a degree became a reality in Sept 2021. Having been a carer for my parents most of my life and working as a Learning Mentor, I am inspired with a passion to support others.  I believe self-wellbeing, sharing knowledge and understanding to others is essential.  I consider myself capable to assist, encourage and support you through any challenges you may be facing. I am happy to connect via any online platform, WhatsApp or telephone, Mon to Thurs, 4pm-6pm.

Interests: Jogging, Raising money for Charity, Badminton, Table Tennis, Swimming, NHS Volunteer, Cooking, Baking.

Jenna
Jenna

Hi I’m Jenna, a mature student at Matrix College in Norfolk. I am ending Y1 studying Integrative Counselling. I have enjoyed my first year; being a student is so different to when I first went to university. I’ve experienced depression & bereavement, my belief in self-care let me speak up & get support when I needed it. I am here to listen, talk & mentor. Please message when you’re ready. I will be available via this platform (TAP), FaceTime/Zoom & email. Session times to be mutually arranged.

Interests: Dog walks, nature, yoga, music, live events, theatre, art, painting, drawing, reading (studying!)

Jo
Jo

I have returned to university after working as a primary school teacher. For me, university brings positive changes but can also be a rollercoaster ride. I am studying for a BSc in Counselling at Matrix because I believe connecting with others is really important, especially when we feel vulnerable. Being heard and having someone to talk to has really helped me get through difficult patches to feel like I’m not alone. I am happy to meet via zoom, FaceTime, WhatsApp or in Norwich.
Interests: Painting and drawing, socialising with family and friends, swimming – pool and open water, going to concerts and the theatre.

catalina
Catalina
Hello everyone! I am a 28 years old Health and Social care student willing to make a change in the world as a future paramedic which believes that in order to be at your best, you start from being at your worst. The difficult times I have been through led me to where I am now and I have chosen to became a mentor, so I could give the support I never had to others, as I know how things can get tough sometimes. I am happy to hold sessions via WhatsApp or face to face near Watford.

Interests: Travelling, Swimming, Cycling

anastasija
Anastasija
Hi, my name is Anastasija, NBU student. Since i started with the Uni, I wanted to make a difference, a difference that will allow us to become not only academic citizents, but citizents who will contribute to our country. Inspiring and encouraging my colleagues while being student representative is my preority. Reading about Many hands after the pandemic was a pivotal moment in my life that made me completely rethink my own preconceptions why i want to help others.

Interests: Watching movies, social media