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Healthy Working Lives Mentoring Programme

In partnership with Scottish Government, Public Health Scotland, through its Healthy Working Lives (HWL) programme, has a key role in supporting small and medium sized business (SMEs) and their employees to plan and return to work safely during COVID-19.

 

The HWL mentor programme is designed to help organisations learn from each other and share experience’s across various sectors.   

 

You can support the HWL Mentoring Programme by:

 

  • Becoming a mentor and sharing your experience directly with other organisations to help them improve their working practices
  • Providing support and resource materials to Healthy Working Lives for inclusion as online examples for small business to use

 

Why become a mentor?

This is a great opportunity to get involved and share your experience with SMEs, in preparation for and practice in safely returning to work during COVID-19. A mentor doesn’t tell businesses what to do, they will support them to make their own decisions and will offer experience, advice, support and encouragement. Becoming part of the mentoring community will allow you to play an important role in getting workplaces opened effectively whilst managing economic growth, guaranteeing employee safety, reducing community spread and ultimately saving lives.

 

What would be your role as a mentor? 

 

As an experienced practitioner your role would be to assist smaller businesses. Share your experiences and support them to develop and improve their working practices to reduce the risk of transmission.  This will be via phone calls or emails.

You can decide how much time you can give.

Benefits

Here are some of the benefits for you if you become a mentor:

  • Personal development - learn from other organisations issues, problems and solutions. Use your own experiences to influence successful outcomes in other workplaces.
  • Job satisfaction – help other businesses to manage the risk of transmission in their workplace, reduce community spread and save lives.
  • Develop your interpersonal skills – provide a trusted ear and quality time to build the client’s confidence.
  • Contribute to business to business resilience by sharing your experience.
  • Professional development – use your mentoring experience to progress in your continuing professional development.

Who can apply?

If you would like to be part of the Healthy Working Lives Mentor Programme you should have:

  • Experience in the preparation or practice of safely reopening or returning to work during COVID-19.
  • Enthusiasm to prevent or reduce incidents, accidents and ill health at work.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Support from your organisation if you are planning to offer some of your worktime to help others.

How to Register

Registration steps 

  1. Read the Terms and Conditions and complete the registration form.
  2. We will review the registration and issue Login details to our Mentor portal.
  3. You can then log on to the Mentor portal, where you will have access to enquiries assigned to you.

 

Register now

Log in

If you have already registered, you can just log in (external site).

 

Share your resources with us

You can also share your risk assessments, policies, procedures, training materials or any others that you think might be useful for other businesses. Please send your resources to us via email to: phs.healthscotland-hwldelegatetraining@nhs.net




Healthy Working Lives Mentoring Programme

Updated 12/06/2020

In partnership with Scottish Government, Public Health Scotland, through its Healthy Working Lives (HWL) programme, has a key role in supporting small and medium sized business (SMEs) and their employees to plan and return to work safely during COVID-19.

The HWL mentor programme is designed to help organisations learn from each other and share experience’s across various sectors.   

You can support the HWL Mentoring Programme by:

  1. Becoming a mentor and sharing your experience directly with other organisations to help them improve their working practice
  2. Providing support and resource materials to Healthy Working Lives for inclusion as online examples for small business to use

 

Why become a mentor?

This is a great opportunity to get involved and share your experience with SMEs, in preparation for and practice in safely returning to work during COVID-19. A mentor doesn’t tell businesses what to do, they will support them to make their own decisions and will offer experience, advice, support and encouragement. Becoming part of the mentoring community will allow you to play an important role in getting workplaces opened effectively whilst managing economic growth, guaranteeing employee safety, reducing community spread and ultimately saving lives.


What would be your role as a mentor? 

As an experienced practitioner your role would be to assist smaller businesses. Share your experiences and support them to develop and improve their working practices to reduce the risk of transmission.  This will be via phone calls or emails.

You can decide how much time you can give.


Benefits

Here are some of the benefits for you if you become a mentor:

Personal development - learn from other organisations issues, problems and solutions. Use your own experiences to influence successful outcomes in other workplaces.

Job satisfaction – help other businesses to manage the risk of transmission in their workplace, reduce community spread and save lives.

Develop your interpersonal skills – provide a trusted ear and time to build the client’s confidence.

Contribute to business to business resilience by sharing your experience.

Professional development – use your mentoring experience to progress in your continuing professional development.


Who can apply?

If you would like to be part of the Healthy Working Lives Mentor Programme you should have:

  • Experience in the preparation or practice of safely reopening or returning to work during COVID-19.
  • Enthusiasm to prevent or reduce incidents, accidents and ill health at work.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Support from your organisation if you are planning to offer some of your worktime to help others.


How to Register

Registration steps 

1.    Read the Mentoring Agreement (including roles and responsibilities) and complete the registration here  

2.    We will review the registration and issue Login details to our Mentor portal.

3.    You can then log on to the Mentor portal, where you will have access to enquiries assigned to you.


Share your resources with us

You can also share your risk assessments, hints and tips, case studies or any others that you think might be useful for other businesses. Please send your resources to us via email to: phs.healthscotland-hwldelegatetraining@nhs.net

 

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