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In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available or to find out about alternative groups or services in your area.


Linknet Mentoring Ltd

Any person from any community who has the knowledge and skills to help someone in the fields of employment and education, he/she can be a mentor. A mentor’s commitment is limited to take one day mentor training to help the respective mentee for 2 to 3 hours per week not exceeding 6 months. The required support and supervision is provided to mentors by LINKnet staff.

Everyone can be a mentor at LINKnet. All have expertise in one field or other and may be able to help a ME person who does not have that expertise. The desire and commitment to help develop another persons' life is the primary requirement to become a mentor with LINKnet.

Becoming a mentor with LINKnet benefits you in multiple ways, one of which is the great personal satisfaction you gain by developing & helping to improve the quality of life of another person. Your contribution does not end with the development of one person. It has a ripple effect that the development of one person results in developing many others.

Benefits to Mentors

- Sharpen current knowledge
- Gain new knowledge
- Exposure to different cultures and environments
- Improve employability
- Recognition by individuals and institutions
- New contacts and wider networking
- See opportunities from within, private, public and voluntary sector organisations or/and educational institutions
- Increase self-esteem and self-confidence
- Review and revalidate what you have achieved so far
- Receive a good training that includes, communication, coaching and counselling skills and knowledge on equality legislation, confidentiality policy and cultural sensitivity
- Open your eyes to your own true potential

For further information, please get in touch.

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31 Guthrie Street, Cowgate

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Contact Details
Contact Telephone: 0131 261 4463
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This record was last modified on: 18 October 2016