Our purpose

To enable people to thrive by feeling more motivated, confident and in control of managing their own health and care.

Great conversation is more than just exchanging information – it can transform relationships and health behaviours to benefit patients, staff and the NHS.

1. Use health coaching techniques to empower your patients to self-manage their health and wellbeing

2. Encourage behaviour change to deliver a more efficient health service

3. Improve patient outcomes and make working lives easier

What is health coaching?

Health coaching gives people the knowledge, skills and confidence to become more active in their care, and move towards achieving their health goals.

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What is the evidence?

There is strong evidence of the positive impact of health coaching.

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How do I get started

View and download our industry leading resources that will help you and your organisation change the conversation.

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7 tips for a
behaviour change conversation

  1. Preparation - Reduce the presence of distractions and plan how to have the conversation
  2. Goals - Identify what the person wants to achieve and why it's important to them
  3. Active listening - Be respectful and curious about the other person's experience
  4. Open questioning - Reflect and use open questions to help the person explore and broaden their perspective
  5. Ownership - Invite the person to generate their own ideas about what can be done
  6. Action - Take action by encouraging the person to take small steps in the right direction
  7. Feedback - Give feedback by monitoring progress and recognising achievements

What NHS professional's say about health coaching

"Conversation doesn't just reshuffle the
cards. It creates new cards."

How talk can change our lives,
Theodore Zeldin

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