Thanks to all for the great feedback, thank goodness I signed up for the forum
Since I decided I wanted to transition into UX, I've been living and breathing UX. I researched everything possible inlcuding the UX Mastery site and added a long list of them to my news reader. I also connected to people on twitter, signed up for the TNW Udemy bundle of 6 courses on UX. Wanting to network even further I've connected to UXers on Linked and then went on to create UXDiscuss to be able to discuss various aspects of UX.
I also started using UX processes in my day to day job and even steared my team to think more about UX as a whole and the results have been positive so far.
I do to a sense have a "digital" mentor through Rob Whiting (http://twitter.com/whitingx) who runs UXDiscuss with me and it's been educational. I guess I'm now looking for more mentors to help me fill gaps especially in the area of User research and having a mentor I could get together with would be interesting.
Natalie Eustace - Will write my story. Digital or physical mentor, either would be welcomed
HAWK - Thanks!
mattymscg - Thanks for the run down. Gives me some great stuff think about
ASHM - I've managed to build some good relationships, but nowdays I seem to be mentoring juniors more than me being mentored myself. Most of mentoring is coming from online communities, people and sources.