UK Set to Celebrate National Day of Mentoring

UK Set to Celebrate National Day of Mentoring

Taking place on 27th October, National Mentoring Day is the UK’s official mentoring celebration. Mentoring activities, workshops and events will be held all over the country to raise awareness on the mentoring opportunities available for businesses and other organisations to connect with much-needed mentors.

Businesses are being invited to highlight their internal or external mentoring initiatives to encourage more people to actively take up mentoring. Organisations are being asked to thank their mentors and share their mentoring success stories, tips, best practise and case studies to showcase the impact mentoring can have.

Leading professional mentoring organisations, mentors and though leaders from across the UK are involved and busy preparing to join together to celebrate the great work mentors are doing to support individuals and businesses.

Created by Chelsey Baker, an award-winning business mentor to recognise the invaluable contribution that mentoring makes to enterprise, education and our society. The campaign draws attention to hard to reach groups from mentoring for the unemployed, veterans, elderly, youth, homeless, families, mental health and those with disabilities or long term sickness. National Mentoring Day wants to ensure these areas are included as part of business and society.

Chelsey Baker, Founder and CEO of National Mentoring Day, says, “Everyone has something to offer as a mentor and everyone has something to learn as a mentee.” “Mentoring should be accessible to everyone and National Mentoring Day will help make this happen.”

Research has shown that 70% of small businesses which receive mentoring survive for five years of more; double the rate when compared with non-mentored companies. The evidence is clear: mentoring works but many people are still unaware of how to go about finding and accessing mentoring services.

Alongside a nationwide ‘get involved programme’ free marketing materials have been created to inspire all sectors of society to take part in the celebrations. Resources include social media graphics, posters, badges, banners, videos, adverts and ‘Thank Your Mentor’ cards to recognise mentors who’ve made a difference.

Chelsey says, “I’ve seen first-hand how the right guidance can turn things around for individuals and businesses. Mentoring has the potential to trigger significant benefits on a global scale.”

A free ‘Get Involved’ marketing pack and social media graphics are available at  The official hash tag is #nationalmentoringday

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