Mentoring for young people with disabilities
‘Linking potential with success...’

Making a world of difference is not about doing extraordinary things it’s about doing what you love and then sharing what you’ve learnt to positively enhance the life of another. As a mentor that’s just what you’ll do.


To Share your experiences with a highly-motivated individual who will learn so much from the journey you’ve taken to link your own potential with success.

A mentor is someone who supports a disabled young person’s vision, lets them know the steps they need to take to achieve it and creates an avenue for them to build the qualities for success (e.g. resilience, perseverance) and the most positive attitude to see them focused on their strengths.

Mentors are people who know what it takes to dream, believe and succeed and through doing so have well walked the journey of their career.

Do you reach expectations to be a Carabiner Mentor?

  • Be open minded and supportive
  • Assist mentees to create a plan
  • Share experience of their proven field of expertise
  • Make full commitment to the programme
  • Create opportunities that may not otherwise be available to mentee i.e. increased visibility, access to networks
  • Accept that over certain periods; the role may be more “hands on” and viewed more as a Coach rather than Mentor, due to development plan and achievement focus
  • Be active in their role, proactive rather than passive
  • Support self-confidence through encouragement and positive constructive feedback

Personal details

No Yes

Employment details

Little more about you