Health Coaching

This online, interactive, advanced communication skills module has been co-produced and is co-delivered by young people with lived experience of health and social care.  Healthcare professionals and parents have also supported its design and development through focus groups. 

We recommend that people attend the Me first Fundamentals course prior to attending this training, though is not essential to enrol on this course. 

Coaching aims to help people to become activated and develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage their own health and care. Health coaching skills can support clinicians and other health care professionals to develop children’s and young people’s capacity to consider lifestyle changes, and fully participate in their care. Coaching underpins the continuum of shared decision making, person centred care and behaviour change to enable people to have positive conversations about their health.

What will it cover?

This training builds on the Me first model of child centred communication to develop skills in health coaching conversations, maximising opportunities to discuss lifestyle factors and setting goals in partnership about health and care needs.

These skills could be particularly useful in a variety of contexts:

  • Opportunistic contacts
  • Health needs reviews
  • Preparing young people for transition to adult services
  • Looked After Child health reviews

This training will explore scenarios from different settings to reflect on practice, and further develop skills in communicating about difficult or sensitive topics.

Who is it for?

Me first approach to Health Coaching is suitable for any health and social care professional working with CYP who would benefit from taking more responsibility for their own care. For example, those with long-term health conditions such as, asthma, epilepsy, diabetes and mental health conditions

Upcoming training

We offer a suite of workshops, co-delivered with young people, across a range of CYP communication-based topics. 

Course Date Time Cost BOOK
Me First Health Coaching Monday 21st October 2024 13:00 – 17:00 £75.00 BOOK BOOK GOSH STAFF – Free