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Mentoring Adults: A Solution Focused Approach

Mentoring skills can help you effectively support colleagues, staff and young adults on a 1-to-1 basis in a non-therapeutic way. Using current theory, it focuses on how motivational interviewing and solution focused approaches can be useful in situations ranging for reaching potential to coping with the everyday.

Course Summary

Delivered by mental health professionals the skills learned during this course are applicable to line management, improving performance, facilitating owned, positive change, and developing relationships that contribute to mental health and wellbeing for adults and those they work with. It will give delegates the tools and resources based on tried and tested methods used in our 1-to-1 mentoring programmes, and covers the following: Defining Mentoring, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Approaches, Active listening, Goal Setting and Measuring Impact.

Learning Outcomes

  • To explore what we mean by mentoring
  • To explore theories underpinning mentoring and practice active listening skills
  • To understand the stages of change model
  • To build on and develop mentoring theory by looking at solution focused theory and techniques.
  • To practice application of knowledge and skills.
  • To develop knowledge and skills through observed feedback and discussion.

Added Benefits

To give more people the opportunity to develop their understanding, we have teamed up with The Skills Network to offer all schools that purchase our Whole Staff programmes the opportunity to access additional Level 2 Distance Learning courses in a variety of related topics. Not only can school staff benefit from the accredited programmes, but parents can also access them – free of charge!

Mentoring Skills are also important to use in everyday practice both with children and adults. Therefore, we are able to tailor the course to enable whole staff teams or parent groups to benefit from practical mentoring and coaching skills. This will enable them to get the best from others, whether it be in their work or through peer support and line management roles.


  • Course cost (+VAT): £220 per person
  • Additional Places only: £150 (Secondary Schools) £115 (Primary Schools)

Alternatively we can deliver this course in-house at £1050 + VAT and expenses for up to 16 delegates


“Loads of useful techniques to use with students that would be useful to lots of my colleagues also” – Intervention Support Coordinator

“Enjoyable, learnt some important skills. Thank you for providing a course full of useful information” – Inclusion Manager