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Support in difficult times

Support in difficult times

Access to mentoring and psychological support

Leading across organisations, systems and geographies can be exhilarating and challenging. Having time to reflect and unpack issues we have been working with is key to improving leadership practice and realising our full potential.

The offers here are a mix of support, mentoring and resources to support you in leading in a sustainable way now and into the future.

One-to-one psychological support*

Delivered in partnership through the Association of Clinical Psychologists

We recognise that some of our senior leaders may be experiencing anxiety, depression or burnout for which they would value a brief psychological intervention. These sessions offer a confidential, expert ear and informed strategies to help with a wide range of issues. Clinical psychologists have training and expertise in evidence-based psychological support for a range of difficulties. They are skilled in recognising and supporting acute stress in the context of unusual demands, such as those experienced in hospital and service management. They can also help with problems and reactions such as anxiety, depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, burnout, and the demands of managing complex and dynamic situations.

Respondents will be paired with a senior or consultant grade clinical psychologist from a diverse pool on a first-come, first-served basis. All members of the Association of Clinical Psychologists are registered clinical psychologists who are regulated and adhere to strict standards of confidentiality. We envisage offering typically between three and six 30- to 60-minute sessions by your preferred video platform or phone.

Mentoring from the Centre for Army Leadership*

Navigating leadership challenges can often benefit from reflecting with an experienced mentor. The Army for Centre Leadership mentoring offer will support you in finding real-time solutions to you move forward and find positive ways to stay resilient and overcome immediate challenges.

You will be matched with an experienced army leadership mentor who will support you in finding real-time solutions by:

  • Standing back to appraising decision-making ‘in the immediate moment’
  • Tackling the complexities of responding to the current crisis and recovery
  • Thinking forward to address and plan practically for the many dilemmas right now or anticipate in the near future

The information you provide will be used to match you with a mentor and will be treated with the strictest confidence. 

A member of the NHS England and NHS Improvement Health and Wellbeing: Coaching and Mentoring support team will then be in touch with you with next steps.

* Currently limited to NHS senior leaders


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