Mentoring Programmes for Health and Social Care

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

About our Mentoring Programmes

Why mentoring?

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

Benefits of mentoring in health and social care

Organisations that use mentoring approaches effectively keep their 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 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

Using mentoring to help an organisation's leadership learn about the experiences of their staff at the front line of service delivery

Peer Mentoring

Using mentoring to support the development of positive collegiate relationships, sharing knowledge and skills across an organisation

High Potential Mentoring

Using mentoring to actively engage and retain high performing individuals while preparing them for new roles

Sponsorship Mentoring

Using a mentoring approach to support the inclusion and valuing of under-represented groups

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.