MVP Mentoring

In March 2019 ten current or former MVP service user chairs undertook mentor training with NHS England. Through these trained mentors National Maternity Voices will soon be able to offer mentoring services to MVPs who wish to nurture and develop existing or new MVP chairs and service user representatives.

What is mentoring?

Mentoring is a dynamic, supportive relationship between two individuals which exists to develop the mentee either within their current role or for the future. Mentoring differs from coaching in that it takes a holistic view of the mentee, is an on-going relationship and the agenda is usually set by the mentee with the mentor providing support and guidance.

More information is available in the NHS England publication A Guide to Mentoring.

How mentoring works

Mentoring can take place in person, remotely over the phone or via online video sharing with Skype or Zoom.

Becoming an MVP Mentor

We are always on the look out for experienced MVP chairs and service user representatives to train as MVP mentors. To qualify as a mentor you will need to attend a one-day NHS England Mentor Development workshop. If you are interested in becoming a mentor or would like to know more about what is involved, please get in touch.