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SPECIAL REPORT: PART 4 – COACHING IN A CRISIS – BREAKING THE SILENCE

In the final part of our series exploring coaching and mental illness, Liz Pick and Neil Atkinson offer pointers for adapting your practice to include people with mental health conditions   Mental health directly impacts work performance so surely it makes sense for coaches to talk about it with every client, whether they’re happy and […]

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RELATIONSHIP SOS: CAN YOU RELATE TO THIS?

In this new column, Nicole Berg explores the complex and multifaceted nature of relationships to maximise fulfilment and quality of life for coaching and mentoring clients A quote from author Max Lucado perfectly illustrates this point: “When you are in the final days of your life, what will you want?…Will you hug that college degree […]

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SPECIAL REPORT: COACHING IN A CRISIS – PART 1 – WORKING WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

In this series of articles to mark UK Mental Health Awareness Week on 8-14 May, we look at supporting individuals and organisations in challenging times. Part 1: Is a blanket refusal to work with coaching clients with mental health issues tenable? By Liz Pick and Liz Hall Many people with mental health issues fail to […]

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SPECIAL REPORT: COACHING IN A CRISIS – PART 2: THAT SINKING FEELING

Part 2 in our series of articles marking UK Mental Health Awareness Week (8-14 May): Supporting an organisation and its employees through crisis requires speedy ethical considered responses from HR, including coaching ‘in action’ says The Sun’s former HR director Carrie Birmingham   We live in a world of uncertainty and issues can quickly escalate […]

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NEWS IN BRIEF: MARCH/APRIL 2017

Survey: can you help? The ISCP International Centre for Coaching Psychology Research is undertaking research into coaching and coaching psychology practice. If you are a coach please consider completing the Coaching Survey: http://bit.ly/2lcVZHD If you are a coaching psychologist or a psychologist who coaches please consider completing the Coaching Psychology Survey: http://bit.ly/2kbjjFz   Signs of […]

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COMPASSION, AWE AND GRATITUDE: REFLECTIONS FROM TWO U.S. CONFERENCES

Coach and doctor Linda Miller reports from the annual Institute of Coaching (IOC) conference on Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare (Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital and Institute of Coaching), 16-17 September, 2016, and the International Conference on Physician Health (ICPH), (American Medical Association, Canadian Medical Association and British Medical Association) on 18-20 September, 2016 Compassion, […]

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MANAGERS LACK SKILLS TO TACKLE MENTAL ILL HEALTH

In the lead-up to the UK’s National Stress Awareness Day on 2 November, research highlighted how although two-thirds of employees have experienced mental ill health caused by work, less than 2% say they have discussed it with HR. In a poll of more than 20,000 people by UK charity Business in the Community (BITC), 62% […]

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Mentoring: We’re no poor relations

In the latest in a series of columns dedicated to mentoring, we look at designing mentoring to support physical and mental needs. This issue: disability mentoring

by Lis Merrick

Mentors are vital in helping help people overcome hurdles – both real and perceived

Many people with disabilities are frustrated by their inability to make progress in the corporate world. Even though organisations have great disability equality policies, getting the job in the first place can be the biggest hurdle that a mentor supports them with.

Designing programmes to aid people with disabilities at work can be incredibly difficult, because the wide range of mental and physical disabilities may need to come under a single programme.

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LIFE OR DEATH SALLY MOORE Can coaching provide a safe space for people to ask for help about their mental health issues – before it’s too late? I don’t follow football so, before his death, I didn’t know who Gary Speed was. The extent of the press coverage, including tributes and recognition of his achievements, […]

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HANDLE WITH CARE

By empowering people to take responsibility for their own health and make lasting, positive lifestyle changes, health coaching can have a real impact on spiralling healthcare costs and the nation’s wellbeing. We’d like to play a part in helping health coaching become more widespread, by debating how best it can be offered and by whom. […]

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