Mentor Me is a project run by the Bristol-based Christian charity SixtyOne. Through the project, ex-offenders are supported by a mentor who works with them to set the goals they would like to achieve on release. Mentors become a touchpoint in the week for the mentee – someone who is independent from ‘the system’ and who is there for the mentee to encourage and enable them to work things through until they feel re-settled back into life, work, health, family and home. Mentoring an ex-offender who wants to start a new life free from crime, is a wonderful way to demonstrate God’s love, mercy and compassion – it is a real ministry of grace. MentorMe are keen to recruit new volunteer mentors, and are running their next training course in in the new year. Wondering if you might fit the bill? As the MentorMe website states: “Mentors need to be reliable, understanding, patient, and empathetic but do not need to be experts - life experience and a good sense of humour are more important!” Mentors are fully trained and supported at every stage of the process. If mentoring an ex-offender is something you’d like to find out more about, you’d be very welcome to have an informal chat to me (Revd Janey), or feel free to contact MentorMe direct at www.sixty-one.org/mentorme or call 0117 403 7905. Training Sessions (All sessions must be attended if you wish to be considered as a mentor) Saturday 22nd January - 9.30am to 3.30pm Thursday 27th January - 7.00pm to 9.00pm Saturday 5th February - 9.30am to 3.30pm Thursday 10th February - 7.00pm to 9.00pm Thursday 17th February - 7.00pm to 9.00pm (Above date ONLY for those planning to apply) Venue: The Meeting House, Narrow Lewins Mead, Bristol BS1 2NN To book a place email [email protected] or call 0117 403 7905 MentorMe a project of SixtyOne www.sixtyone.org 19

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