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Mentoring Benefits – 5 Ways of Wellbeing

How does mentoring help organisations reach the 5 Ways of Wellbeing ?

Evidence suggests that a small improvement in wellbeing can help to decrease some mental health problems and also help people to flourish. The centre for well-being at nef (the new economics foundation) developed ‘five ways to wellbeing’: a set of evidence-based actions to improve personal wellbeing. We’d like to share with you the benefits of mentoring and how they match these 5 ways and how you can use mentoring to help your colleagues and employees flourish.

Connect – mentors connect with young people in their local community. Building these connections supports and enriches mentors lives.

Be active – mentors have to think differently, be creative, active listeners and use their brain and their knowledge in a new way to engage students. Sessions are active, ice-breakers are fun – it’s stepping away from their day to day job.

Take notice – sessions are an opportunity for mentors to share and reflect on their own journey, a chance to be seen as a successful professional by students who have yet to experience this.

Keep learning – students are bright and articulate, and mentors learn what it’s like to be a student now, how can mentors then use this information within their workplace ?

Give – mentors give time, this can be incredibly rewarding and often mentors don’t want the sessions to end !

You can read more about the report here……..

https://neweconomics.org/2011/07/five-ways-well-new-applications-new-ways-thinking