The programme is open to all clinicians, and is free for Fellows and Members of the College, offered as a part of our membership benefits package.
Our mentors are fully trained before being thoughtfully matched with a suitable mentee in order to ensure a supportive, open and honest relationship; one that will help to tackle individual issues as well as helping to focus on, and achieve, longer term goals.
Becoming a Mentor
Mentors are supportive, open and honest, yet ready to challenge and question their mentee when necessary; encouraging the mentor to develop their own skills and abilities.
As a mentor, you will play a key role within the College, supporting mentees in their professional development, as well as broadening your own mentoring skill-set and diversify your network of colleagues.
The benefits of being a Mentor
- Gaining a fresh perspective on your own performance and the way you approach your work
- Improving your communication, leadership and management skills
- Gaining a better understanding of people in other roles and developing a more supportive working environment
- Developing skills that can be beneficially applied in other key professional areas
- Engaging with new colleagues, who bring their own unique background and talents
- Ensuring ongoing attention to your own career development.
Becoming a Mentee
A mentee is someone who wants to achieve their full potential; learning from a person experienced in supporting others’ personal and professional development.
As a mentee, this ‘match’ is an important one. It will allow a supportive, open and honest relationship to develop; one that will help you tackle individual issues you may be having, as well as help you focus on, and achieve, longer term goals.
The benefits of being a Mentee
- Developing a relationship with a mentor who will support and challenge you
- Supporting you in reviewing your progress, achieving and redefining aims and goals
- Monitoring your progress in achieving those goals; working with your mentor if and when necessary to keep you on track
- Improving your ability to reflect on your practice
- Improving your self-confidence, ensuring a more self-assured approach to your work
- Enhancing your problem solving skills, enabling you to tackle issues more effectively.