Know Your Own Health

Supervision and ongoing skills development

Health & Wellbeing Coaches are required to have ongoing supervision [ref], usually monthly for the first 2-3 years.

Why is this required?

Health & Wellbeing Coaching is a skilled role. 

Coaches can learn the skills very quickly – in a 2- to 4-day course – but it takes time to develop them and become confident in using the skills to:

  • Deliver a consistent high-quality service to all patients, regardless of the patients’ initial levels of activation or the health conditions or challenges they are struggling with;
  • Become confident enough with the skills, the coaching conversation, and the supported self-management mindset, that they are able to supervise and train others, creating cost-effective and sustainable services within localities and within the health system. In our experience, it takes 2-3 years for coaches to reach this level.

Once coaches have reach supervisor/trainer level proficiency, peer group support can replace most, if not all, individual supervision.

Know Your Own Health offers two types of supervision and skills development:

Individual supervision

  • Individual Supervision Sessions (50 mins per session)
  • Usually booked in sets of 6 or 12 sessions 
  • These are with a trainer-level supervisor and are subject to availability

Request Individual Supervision

Group Skills Development Sessions

  • Sets of 4 (2 hr) group skills development sessions
  • Monthly sessions, focused on key topics and the coaching conversation
  • Run by trainers

Request a place on a set of group skills development sessions