A new study that was co-authored by the revered Cambridge Judge Business School recently revealed that mentoring can improve some aspects of mental health in mentors, including reducing anxiety. Our personal experiences through Aspire Movement have also shown us that mentoring provides benefits to many of our mentors that they had never considered before taking the role! We discuss a few of the major mental benefits we’ve seen, and why we believe this is so.
While we want to stress that mentoring is not the ultimate solution to any and all mental health issues, it does provide many benefits for certain symptoms. Anxiety was the focus of the study that sparked this blog topic, and it is an important one to reduce. As anxiety is addressed, there may also be a reduced amount of stress, depression, and other troublesome factors that come with it.
Why This Occurs
Building a personal relationship with someone comes with plenty of benefits, and becoming a mentor provides even more! Mentoring allows you to step into a new role and witness new lifestyles, mindsets, and challenges. Receiving a fresh look at your personal life, while also helping a younger individual navigate the trials in his or her life, truly offers a fresh perspective for mentors. You will provide knowledge, answer questions, and simply be there for someone who needs a role model. It is an inexpensive way to capture a new lease on life while changing the life of someone else.
Taking the Next Step Towards Mentoring
The Aspire Movement was founded with the intention of using God’s love for His children as an example of providing support to urban youth who do not have this experience at home. We place Christ at the center of all that we do, and truly believe that our mentoring process places a focus on transforming the lives of both the mentor and the mentee. As we learn together and continue to break down barriers in our city, we can all grow and work together to create a better tomorrow by improving today. Contact us today for more information on the Aspire Movement, how to apply to be a mentor, and any other questions you may have.