Coaching in OH to reduce compassion fatigue.

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I don’t usually use the word “should”, due to its negative connotations and the implication that something didn’t happen.  However, my thought for today is whether OH professional training should include a coaching qualification.

A report in today’s Guardian argues that coaching support for professionals would improve retention in the difficult-to-recruit sectors, such as social care.  This sector is particularly vulnerable to mental health symptoms consistent with compassion fatigue. Proactive health assessment may identify employees with potential vulnerability to compassion fatigue, e.g. personality attributes, who would benefit from coaching and mentoring as part of supervision or personal development planning.

Professional coaches known to me include  Sally Anne AireyAthena Professional and Kelly Moller.

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