Purpose of role

We are seeking volunteers for our Future YOUth mentoring service available to young people aged 12-18 living and/or going to school in East and North Hertfordshire that are experiencing mental health problems. Our mentoring service provides 1:1 mentoring support face-to-face in the community for a period of up to 6 months, depending on the needs and goals of the young person. Our approach is centred around combining practical and emotional support to aid young people in reaching their goals linked to their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Your role as a mentor will be to meet young people on a weekly basis and offer 1-1 support for their needs, building a strong working relationship whereby the young person is empowered to overcome barriers they may be facing. Flexibility is central to our mentoring approach and mentoring sessions may vary in their format depending on the young person’s circumstances and goals. We give young people choice in how they are supported.

Time commitment

A minimum of 2.5 hours a week (Monday-Friday)


North & East Hertfordshire only – flexibility in session locations, which can include in the community, HMN Wellbeing Centres, the young person’s school and in specific circumstances the young person’s home.

Main tasks