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Individual Coaching Skills Courses for Wellbeing

Open to all!

Throughout 2021, 2022 and 2023 the hub has been delivering brief introductory sessions on coaching skills for wellbeing. These have been really well received and evaluated. West Yorkshire HCP Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub now have two types of sessions you can sign up for. Develop your skills for your own practice or to think about your role in your team and enhance your team working and team efficacy.

To find out more watch our brief video featuring previous participants

  • Individual applicants must be able to attend all four dates: 4, 11, 18, 25 November from 9.15am to 12.30pm
  • There is another set of dates only open to the Minority Ethnic Community: 18 September, 25 September, 2 October, 9 October from 9.15am to 12.30pm  

Most of us use coaching skills and approaches every day. Growing evidence suggests effective coaching skills contribute to personal wellbeing, innovation, care outcomes, teamworking and leadership effectiveness. Despite pressures and constraints in the care sector investment in coaching has grown reflecting the value of more person-centred approaches that create ownership, engagement and meaningful accomplishment. During the pandemic staff and volunteers accessing coaching have demonstrated maintenance or improvements in wellbeing compared to those who have not. These sessions are open to all staff and volunteers and are designed to help participants improve their use of coaching skills in everyday conversations that matter.

West Yorkshire HCP Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub know that currently the voluntary sector and staff from minority ethnic communities or global majority communities are underrepresented within coaching. They are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals that come from these sectors and backgrounds. As far as possible they plan to dedicate at least one learning cohort to be exclusively for people from a minority ethnic community for those that would prefer a dedicated learning space. All other cohorts will be open to everyone. On enrolment, if you are from a minority ethnic background, please state your preferred learning environment and West Yorkshire HCP will try to accommodate your preference.

Open to anyone. No previous experience in coaching needed.

As part of the training you will have the opportunity to engage in a 1-to-1 coaching session arranged at a mutually convenient time.

Coaching for Teamworking. Two courses. Applicants must be able toattend all three dates. We can work a whole team or individuals from a team canattend on their own. Course One (15th, 22nd and 29th July  13.15-16.30) Course Two ( 4th, 11th,18th November 13.15-16.30)

Effective teamworking is a journey not a destination and it’s ajourney worth investing in. Effective teams deliver better and safer care, theyadapt to change. Their members are valued for their contribution and experiencehigher levels of wellbeing. Today’s context creates additional challenges forteams and their members including virtual working, boundary management,communication and decision making. In complex and overwhelming environmentsteam members face risks of reduced wellbeing, resilience and burnout.

Our programme is delivered virtually over two half days with anoption consolidation session and is suited to team leaders or those whose rolesrely on team-working. Each half day is supported by preparatory activity. Thisprogramme compliments the skills and approaches in our coaching skillsprogramme.


  1. Understand important     ingredients of team effectiveness including goal clarity, role clarity and     supportive behaviours.
  2. Gain familiarity with a     framework of team disciplines to understand strengths & development     areas
  3. Appreciate coaching values,     skills and approaches in team development.
  4. Gain a range of approaches to     support development of team disciplines and effectiveness.
  5. Share and learn from     experiences in a safe and supportive environment.

Thiscourse is particularly suited to those that lead or manage teams or that teamworking is an essential part of daily work. You can apply as an individual orbring a learning buddy from your team. If you have a whole team that maybenefit from this approach and can commit to releasing the team for the atleast two half days please get in touch and we can discuss further. No previouscoaching experience needed.


Sign-up! These courses are popular so please sign up as soon as possible.

Where possible West Yorkshire HCP will allocate on a first come basis so applications may close sooner.

Please email with: name, contact details, organisation and which course you are interested in.

If you can’t make these dates but would like to be considered for a future course please still get in touch and West Yorkshire HCP will contact you when new dates are released.