Mentoring Programmes for Health and Social Care

Supporting organisations to leverage the power of mentoring through a range of programmes

About Mentoring Programmes

Mentoring programmes are intended to tap in to the knowledge and experience of senior people to build the personal skills of mentors and those mentored.  Mentoring programmes can be used to attract and retain quality employees; develop individual and organisational capability; and enhance performance and productivity

Benefits of mentoring in health and social care

Mentoring is increasingly being used in the health and care context to share experience, develop understanding and transfer skills.  In the high-pressure health and care context, mentoring programmes are one of the most valuable and effective development opportunities that organisations can offer. Mentoring programmes are relatively low cost, high value interventions that provide both mentors and mentees with a wide range of personal and professional benefits, including:

  • Exposure to new ideas and different ways of thinking
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and knowledge
  • Increased understanding of the bigger picture and context
  • Challenge and support to reflect on performance and development opportunities

Mentoring is an effective way to keep senior leaders engaged, while they support the development of future leaders who are learning about what it takes to succeed within the organisation.  The academic and applied evidence is that mentoring programmes benefit health and care organisations by:

  • Enhancing engagement
  • Encouraging retention
  • Improving productivity
  • Breaking down the “silo” mentality that hinders cooperation among departments or divisions

Our mentoring programmes

We have worked with Health and Care organisations to develop mentoring programmes in order to achieve the following organisational goals:

  • To pass on specialised knowledge
  • To develop the talent pipeline
  • To source insight and understanding about the experience of others (frontline workers, specific services through reverse mentoring)
  • To support inclusion initiatives
  • To encourage an innovation culture

We offer the following mentoring programmes designed specifically for health and care settings:

Reverse Mentoring

Supporting senior staff to gain real insight into the experiences of less experienced/less senior staff 

Reciprocal Mentoring

Effective in supporting
under represented groups and
breaking down barriers

Sponsorship Mentoring

Support high performers
to reach their potential with a
mentoring approach

Find out more about TPC Health

We recognise that each organisation is unique. Please contact us to discuss your needs and we'll be pleased to design a solution with you.