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Health Coaching is recognised by NHS England as a significant driver in improving people’s ability and confidence to manage the challenges of life with one or more health conditions, including anxiety, stress and depression.
Know Your Own Health are leaders in the field of SMP Health & Wellbeing Coaching, which is now being funded in Primary Care alongside Link Workers and Care Coordinators.
Self-Management Programme (SMP) Health Coaching is aimed specifically at supporting people to take ownership ('patient ownership') and to achieve what's important to them.
Know Your Own Health's training and supervision programme for Health & Wellbeing Coaches is accredited by the Personalised Care Institute.
Health and Wellbeing Coaching is a skilled profession.
All Health and Wellbeing Coaches undertake an initial training programme.
This is followed by continued training and supervision alongside their coaching sessions, enabling coaches to qualify for higher levels of skills accreditation.
At each level, Health and Wellbeing Coaches are assessed against a set of specific core competencies and skills:
Coaches who have reach Gold continue to work under the regular supervision of a trainer. A Gold accreditation also qualifies the Health & Wellbeing Coach to train as a trainer.