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Mentoring

At any moment, over 15% of people in the UK and Ireland are suffering in work with symptoms of a mental health condition

Benefits

Build resilience, improve performance and productivity

By exploring underlying issues and developing appropriate strategies you will be better able to understand and respond effectively to challenging situations at work.

Reduce workplace stress and feeling overwhelmed

Through developing relevant insights and strategies you will reduce workplace stress and increase job satisfaction, thus enabling you to work more effectively and improve your concentration and organisational abilities.

Exercise authority and develop leadership skills

Develop leadership skills to enhance your confidence in order to address difficult inter-personal relationships that might otherwise hamper career progression.

Enhance professional boundaries and improve responsibility

Reduce feelings of stress arising from the dynamics and expectations of your professional role. Be better equipped to manage difficult interactions with others.

Understand your role within your organisation

Be able to relate to the larger organisation, its complexity and your possible role within it, so that you can make effective contributions.

Wellbeing Mentoring

Our Wellbeing Mentors work with individuals on many issues including confidence, self-esteem, goal setting, focus, and concentration by creating a safe space where employees can express themselves without judgement or the need to maintain the public face demanded of them in their working day. This confidential space is key to establishing and developing trust and honesty, which in turn leads to overcoming barriers and creating positive change.

The wellbeing mentoring relationship provides a uniquely empathetic yet challenging support structure. It helps individuals to make sense of the issues they face, to identify options and address them, and to develop and implement an action plan for change. It aims to improve the quality of their work and keep career paths on track. Wellbeing Mentoring not only supports the staff member, but also benefits whatever activity or project the individual is undertaking within their team, department or organisation.

Our experts help staff reach their individual potential, develop personal resilience and improve their working life.

Wellbeing Mentors work with all members of staff regardless of career stage as well as with those returning to work after maternity leave or other absence.

Sessions can be offered as a one-off, but are usually most effective where several sessions are scheduled over a period of time, thus enabling the wellbeing mentoring to be fully embedded in the individual’s daily working practice.

Registration Form

By completing the registration form UMO’s Referrals Coordinator will be in contact to organise your mentoring.

Mental Health Mentoring

Mental Health Mentoring supports individuals with a diagnosed mental health condition and focuses on how it impacts their work and workplace.

Mental Health Mentoring enables the individual to establish a private and safe relationship with their mentor who understands the demands of their job in the context of their condition, how it impacts the individual, and appreciates the resultant psychological difficulties and problems that they may face within the workplace. Over time, a supportive and respectful relationship of trust is developed allowing the person to explore issues affecting them and to work on overcoming those barriers.

The Mental Health Mentor supports the staff member with problem-solving, decision-making and testing out new strategies for coping. Mentoring can benefit-highlight destructive work patterns, blind spots and difficulties that the individual is experiencing in relation to others, or their work, and helps address these issues.

Mental Health Mentoring sessions offer opportunities for reflection and constructive feedback to enhance personal development. This not only benefits the individual but also the work they undertake and the relationships they have with colleagues and management.

Sessions can be offered as a one off, but are usually most effective where several sessions are scheduled over a set amount of time. This enables the Mental Health Mentoring to become embedded into every day working practice.

Registration Form

By completing the registration form UMO’s Referrals Coordinator will be in contact to organise your mentoring.

BAME Mentoring

Individuals from a BAME background may face particular workplace challenges such as lack of career progression, inequality, isolation, discrimination, insecurity and frustration. Specialist mentoring can help individuals articulate those challenges in a confidential and non-judgemental space and allows them to reflect on their experiences and work with their mentor to develop strategies to address these obstacles. Mentoring helps build resilience for the individual concerned and equips them with the skills to forge a more satisfying work life.

Registration Form

By completing the registration form UMO’s Referrals Coordinator will be in contact to organise your mentoring.

Employee Assistance Programmes

As part of Employee Assistance Programmes workplace adjustments can be recommended for individuals facing wellbeing or mental health conditions. Mentoring can be an effective adjustment for those individuals ensuring they are able to continue in their work whilst being professionally supported.

Registration Form

By completing the registration form UMO’s Referrals Coordinator will be in contact to organise your mentoring.

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