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Helping people understand themselves in order to bring their ‘best selves’ to work

We have designed and introduced a development programme for colleagues which aims to help people understand themselves and others in order to bring their ‘best selves’ to work every day.

The programme is called MindCoach and uses the science behind positive psychology to explore how to maintain a healthy mindset, become more resilient, recognise and alleviate stress and enhance mental wellbeing.

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What is MindCoach?

MindCoach is designed to help colleagues be at their best and work well together. It uses positive psychology, focusing on mindset and resilience. It is fun and engaging and gives people an insight into themselves and the way they see things – and how others might see things differently.

The challenge

Working in healthcare can often put employees in stressful environments.

Our survey found that 38.4% of respondents who work in healthcare felt unwell due to work related stress in the last 12 months which has worsened from 36.7% in 2016.

The solution

MindCoach teaches that a healthy mindset includes optimism, flexibility and believing that you have control over your own actions and reactions to events. The course also covers the theory of resilience and practical experience on how to recover from setbacks and be hopeful about the future.

The difference

Feedback on the workshops has been very positive with participants giving an average score of 9 out of 10.

“I am more self-aware and better equipped to manage stress in myself and to support others to manage their stress.”

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