IARM believes in the uniqueness and individual nature of all human beings. We recognise the creativity, wisdom, awe, power beyond measure, difference, and genius that is present in each person. We see the potential in all human beings. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, political stance.

IARM recognises that it is imperative that the Mentor does not judge his/her practice through the Client’s reactions thus ensuring that his/her sense of worth is not attained through the mentoring relationship.

IARM urges Mentors to offer equal opportunity to those seeking help, and not to use a person’s defences as reason to decline one’s service (bearing in mind, of course, that one’s level of competence fits the client’s needs).