One-to-one Mentoring/Befriending Service

CONTACT DETAILS

LINKNET MENTORING

31 Guthrie Street, Cowgate, EDINBURGH, EH1 1JG
0131 261 4463
SERVICE LOCALITY
North East, North West, South East, South West

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INFORMATION

Who is the service for?
Adults, Young People (16-25), Minority Ethnic
What age range is it suitable for?
17 - 25, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64

ORGANISATION
CONTACT DETAILS

31 Guthrie Street, Cowgate, EDINBURGH, EH1 1JG
0131 261 4463

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information SERVICE DETAILS

Covid-19 UPDATE...

LINKnet is offering remote services during the COVID-19 lockdown through whats-app, email, skype and zoom.

LINKnet provide one-to-one mentoring for education, employment and personal development to minority ethnic people. The online drop-in service also provides short-term support on employability, education and information on issues including housing, benefits, domestic abuse or mental health.

WHEN: Online drop-in service everyday 10:00am - 4:00pm

TELEPHONE: 07447 228 686 or 07957 989 804

EMAIL: linknet2@linknetmentoring.com

Normal service details...

One-to-one mentoring/befriending is provided for education, employment and personal development of minority ethnic people living in Edinburgh and the Lothians. A qualified, experienced and trained volunteer mentor/befriender is assigned to a mentee/befriendee to provide support (for up to six months) 2 to 3 hours per week, for the mentee/befriendee to achieve employment, access further education, improve English language skills, improve self-confidence and self-esteem, to learn about other services and to make new contacts.

Anyone over 18 years of age from minority ethnic communities can receive the service.

Anyone from any community who is willing to offer voluntary help can become a mentor/befriender. Please call LINKnet on 0131 225 7970 or send an email to volunteers@linknetmentoring.com for further information and how to register as a volunteer.

WHAT IS MENTORING?

Mentoring is a process in which one experienced, knowledgeable and trained person supports the development of another person. In other words mentoring is that one individual use his/her experience, knowledge, training and skills to help another person to achieve set goals.

During the mentoring of a person to achieve an employment/education/oriented goal the mentor helps the mentee to understand the system in the UK in relation to those two fields, to improve skills of job searching, CV and application building, interview and presentation, to raise awareness of cultural diversity, to understand workplace ethics such as confidentiality and boundaries, to keep the service user motivated and to boost his/her self confidence and self esteem.

A MENTEE

All individuals who belong to minority ethnic groups can be a mentee and seek LINKnet service to get a job or to access further/higher education. Service seekers are expected to receive an induction from LINKnet and commit themselves fully to the task until they achieve their goals.

Becoming a mentee with LINKnet you will receive the following benefits:

- Receive valuable support in a desired area of development free of charge
- Enhance existing knowledge
- Gain new knowledge
- Widen contacts and horizons
- Gain inside knowledge about various institutes, their policies and opportunities
- Gain new skills
- Improve employability
- Speed up the process of getting jobs or education
- Increase self-esteem and self-confidence

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