Do you want to be more active in caring for your health and wellbeing during Covid-19, but not sure what to focus on?
Do you want to make the most of your strengths during this time, and preserve your energy as much as possible?
Are you supporting other colleagues or team members during the Covid-19 pandemic?
If the answer to any one of these questions is “Yes” you may want to think about taking up one of the free coaching options designed specifically to support all health and social services staff in Scotland during the Covid-19 pandemic.
What is coaching and how could it help me?
Coaching is a safe, confidential, enabling and developmental relationship which is tailored to your specific needs, style and context. Your coach will walk alongside you and support you to explore, understand and act on whatever is important for you.
Coaching enables you to draw on and make the most of your own strengths, experience, skills and resources.
It will offer you a safe space to reflect on what is going on for you right now with support to explore and make positive changes.
Here are some comments from recent participants about their coaching experience:
“Space to breathe and think and get perspective.
It was good to have someone to listen and allow me space to think about how things could be improved. Allowed me to look at situations in a more positive light rather than feeling that nothing could improve.”
What can this service offer you?
There are two coaching options, both designed to support you with any of the issues you are facing during these challenging times and because we know that work and life are not separate there will be space to talk about personal as well as professional issues.
The coaching is delivered by qualified and experienced coaches all of whom have experience of working with and coaching health and social services staff. The coaching will take place digitally using whatever online tools work for you and your coach.
Whichever option you choose you are likely to conclude your coaching with new ways of understanding yourself and your situation, clarity as to how you can play to your strengths and further strategies available to you for staying on track.
You will meet your coach online using a virtual face-to-face tool that suits you and your coach. You can divide the time available to you however works best to achieve your aim.
What information will we need from you?
The coaching service will be managed by NHS Education for Scotland in partnership with Know You More a digital coaching organisation who will provide the website for you to sign up and be matched with a coach.
When you apply you will be asked to share some information about yourself to help us find the right coach for you and to help us to assess the effectiveness of the service.
All personally identifiable information will be held in strict confidence and will not be shared with any other parties. The content of your coaching sessions will remain strictly confidential between you and your coach. More information on how your data will be handled will be available if you apply.
How do I get started?
The 3-step registration process is outlined below. (Click the + for more info on each section)
Complete the information and drop-down fields, select your coaching option and press ‘Submit’.
You will be taken directly to our partner’s website to complete a profile and connect you with a coach.
The website is designed to work on modern browsers for security reasons. If you have any difficulty accessing the link, please try by using another browser (such as Chrome) or a mobile or tablet device
On this page (see image), enter your email address and a newly chosen password.
You will first be presented with a short coaching agreement for you to read through.
On accepting the agreement, you will be taken to your profile page.
Click edit (see image) and complete the fields requested.
Click submit at the end of the page to finish your profile.
An email will be sent to you with a link to an Equality and Diversity questionnaire and you will also be asked to complete a short evaluation questionnaire at the end of your coaching experience.
And that’s it. Over the next few days, you will receive an email from ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ with an introduction to your coach. Your coach will contact you by email to arrange your coaching sessions.
If you require any support at any time, please email us at email@example.com
Accept the privacy statement, fill in your details below and then click ‘Submit’. This will send you to the Know You More website to complete a coaching profile (see How do I get started? section above)