|Mentoring is a partnership between two people, built on trust, where an individual has space and a safe environment to discuss and reflect upon work related or personal development issues, to explore solutions to challenges identified by the ‘mentee’, and to gain advice, wisdom and insights from a more experienced practitioner.
The mentoring process, in the main, links senior managers/clinicians with individuals in more junior roles in a learning partnership from which both parties will gain, and should contribute to the support and development of individuals at all levels in order to achieve personal effectiveness.
|Target Staff Group|
|Anyone in the organisation|
|An effective mentoring relationship will provide:
• A source of guidance and different perspective
• A sounding board for ideas
• A source of stretch and challenge
• Access to information about the wider organisation and/or external environment
• Opportunities for self-learning
• An increase in confidence leading to empowerment
• Access to networks
|Face-to-face meetings or via telephone|
|A mentoring relationship will typically last for between 6 and 18 months but this can be mutually between the individual and their mentor|
|How to Book|
|Register to become a mentor or to find a mentor via the Trust’s mentoring database at
https://mentoring.sssft.nhs.uk/database/ where there is also access to further information.