Mental Health Coaching

Mental Health Coaches provide specialist peer support to help health and wellbeing services achieve positive outcomes for their clients. Once trained, these coaches combine their own experience of managing mental health difficulties with evidence-based skills and knowledge to help clients thrive in their recovery.

Coaches promote autonomy and encourage clients to be less dependent on services. They guide their coachees to uncover the capacity they already possess, and help to initiate them into supportive social networks to create a sustainable, lifelong plan to manage their own wellbeing.


Course outline

Mental Health Coaches ensure clients have the best chance of implementing their recovery plans by working closely with services to meet each individual's unique needs. They help people to obtain and maintain stability, manage difficult symptoms and live a fulfilling life which aligns with their values. At the end of a treatment episode or period of engagement with services, Mental Health Coaches focus on making the transition to independence as empowering and permanent as possible.

Learning outcomes

  • Coaching - an introduction.
  • Ethics - professional and personal boundaries.
  • Understanding the helping relationship.
  • Pro-social modelling.
  • Self-disclosure.
  • Developing emotional intelligence.
  • Dual relationships.
  • Safeguarding and risk management.
  • Communication skills.
  • Creating a safe environment.
  • Self-care and compassion.
  • Recovery thinking - creating meaning and purpose.
  • 5 Ways to Wellbeing - an introduction.
  • Community asset-mapping.
  • Mindfulness and gratitude - an introduction.
  • Positive psychology - an introduction.
  • Discovery and authenticity.
  • Challenging stigma and social exclusion. 
  • Wellbeing - routes to happiness.
  • Active citizenship.

Maximum numbers

16

Duration

Five days

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