Brightside creates inspirational online mentoring relationships that help young people make life-changing decisions.

Brightside wants to make sure that every young person has the right support and information to achieve their ambitions. We use our years of experience as the UK’s leading social enterprise for online mentoring to help organisations identify, reach and inspire young people. We find and train the best mentors, connect them with young people, and support them as they work together through our award-winning online programmes. Our mentoring introduces young people to opportunities from employers and universities so they can develop the knowledge and confidence they need to succeed. Our mentors get the satisfaction of making a real, positive difference to somebody else’s life.


‘Mentoring has changed my life. Without my mentor I’d probably be sitting around doing nothing but thanks to her advice I now have a clearer idea of my future.’ Brightside mentee

‘I would never have dreamt of studying law at university. I was so scared of speaking to my mentor at first because you have this image of a typical person working in law. But she was fantastic. She’s been through the same experiences as me so we got on really well. Her messages gave me the confidence I needed and I wouldn’t be at university without her.’ Brightside mentee

‘Getting the news that they’ve got into the university of their choice is always really nice because you feel like a real team and that all your hard work has paid off.’ Brightside mentor