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Coaching and Mentoring

As part of our commitment to develop leaders at all levels we have created an integrated Coaching and Mentoring scheme to enhance a leaders journey through the system.

Interested in joining the TVWLA coach or mentor register?

Coaching and Mentoring

Are you a qualified or trained Coach or Mentor? Do you have the capacity and capability to encourage, and lead others through the work they do and help to build and support them from within the organisation?

If you are a qualified Coach or Mentor and you are interested in using your skills and knowledge to develop the next generation of NHS leaders please contact

For Coaching 

For Mentoring

Or if you are interested in becoming a Mentor for Leadership, please view our Mentoring Development Programme that will give you the opportunity to make a difference to someone's Leadership journey.

Are you looking for Coaching or Mentoring?

Coaching and Mentoring

As part of its commitment to develop leadership at all levels within Thames Valley and Wessex, the Coaching and Mentoring Schemes provide a confidential service to match Coachees and Mentees with qualified Coaches and Mentors, as well as an on-line facility to manage that relationship.

Please see the below links for further information

Coaching Register

Mentoring Register

For more information on any of our Coaching and Mentoring offers please contact: or

Please be aware that we are not planning to run certified Coaching Programmes this financial year, however you are welcome to register your interest here should these plans change.


Do I need a coach or a mentor?

Register and log on to access articles, CPD slides,’ How to’ guides and much more.

And if you have something to share with our coaching and mentoring community, please do email us at :

What can a coach do for you?

  • Relationship has a set duration
  • More structured with regular scheduled meetings
  • Short term and focussed on specific development areas/issues or goals and work
  • Your coach does not need direct experience of your job (unless the coaching is skills focussed)

What can a mentor do for you?

  • Ongoing relationship that can last for a long time
  • Can be more informal with meetings when the mentee needs some space and time to think, guidance or support
  • Focus is on long-term career and personal development
  • Agenda is set by the mentee and takes a broader view of the person.


Structured CPD/Active Learning

Structured CPD/Active Learning involves interactive and participation-based study. It is typically proactive and can include attending a training course, conference, workshop, seminar, lecture, e-learning course or CPD certified event. The TVWLA CPD sessions would come under this category.

Reflective CPD/Passive Learning

Reflective learning involves no participant-based interaction, so this form of CPD is much more passive and one directional. Examples of this include reading relevant articles, podcasts and case studies and industry updates. This could also include you writing up a case study if you haven't already.

Self-Directed CPD/Unstructured Learning

Self-directed learning involves all unaccompanied CPD activities. It covers the reading of documents, articles and publications; either in print or online. Reading relevant publications, books by leading experts, industry journals and trade magazines are all types of self-directed CPD. Your local knowledge manager at NHS Library Service could help you with articles, books etc. You can find them through this link: