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akg aged 17
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Charismatic , Optimistic , Empathetic

Self description

Female , 17

I'm 17 years old, and have aspirations to become a clinical psychologist when I am older. My hobbies include writing poetry and playing music (especially the violin).

Life experiences


I suffer from this, and I am on the road to recovery. However, I feel like people have a lot of stigma towards the mental illness and I want to show them that they can get better in the long run. I have a lot of experience to share.

Family and Relationships

I feel like I can empathise well on this subject with other people. I tend to give good advice to my own peers who struggle with their own family and relationships and I would love to extend that out to more people.


As a student in sixth form, I have been through the majority of school and I have had plentiful experiences, both good and bad. I want to be able to help people in any situation in school, from bullying to the transition from primary to secondary school.

Why mentor on horsesmouth?

I want to become a mentor because I care about others' well-being a lot. I definitely feel that I have the traits required to be a good mentor too, such as empathy and being able to understand. I believe I am capable of motivating and giving advice to others that are in need of it. As my future career plans are to be a psychologist, this experience of being a mentor would allow for me to develop my skills, and I would very much like the chance to be able to develop them through this.

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