National mentoring month

This month we are celebrating the role of mentors and how they can make a difference in our lives, whatever stage we may be at in our journey.

we can all benefit from a mentor or mentoring at some stage, regardless of the ability and skills we already have.  It not only benefits our own personal development, but it adds to our wellbeing to share our own life experience and skills with others.  Our own sense of empathy is often renewed by being able to listen and being listened to by others.

Some of the wisest people in history chose to share the knowledge and experience what they accumulated in order to benefit others.

“Pain can change you, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a bad change. Take that pain and turn it into wisdom.”

        Dalai Lama

having the right mentor can make a difference; I’ve found they offer another outlook which we may not see; and through working together we share skills and build new strengths; sometimes we need someone just to believe and encourage us, this is when mentoring comes in.

Our peer supporters and volunteers are important to us; and Derby City Life Links has opportunities for both choices; it’s about offering your own insight, knowledge and time to others, and in turn getting something worthwhile back.

If you think that you, or others could benefit from your own knowledge or experience then why wait? Join in this month and beyond and give it a go!.

Just ‘Click’ on the links below to find out more..

Derby City Life Links-‘Peer groups’

‘Volunteering’

NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH – January 2021 | National Today

National Mentoring Month. Annual Campaign | Mentor

*“A definition of a mentor is a person or friend who guides a less experienced person by building trust and modelling positive behaviors. An effective mentor understands that his or her role is to be dependable, engaged, authentic, and tuned into the needs of the mentee”

Thank you to everyone who has supported and contributed to this service. To all of our hardworking staff and volunteers, we would not be in this position without you!