In this session we will discuss what a healthy mentoring relationship might look like. We will explore emotional health in the mentor and the mentee. This will include establishing boundaries; understanding yourself; being aware of your own needs and where these can be met appropriately; your capacity, your limits and how to care for yourself. How to identify and address lack of emotional health and when to access other resources will be examined.
Ross and Liz have been married for almost 40 years; they have raised four children. For many years Liz was the carer of their eldest daughter who, from age ten onwards lived with disability following brain surgery and cancer treatment. She died from a second brain tumour aged twenty-seven. Mentoring individuals and couples has been part of the culture in their married life. They are both are passionately interested in the concepts and practice of whole person care.
Ross works as a GP and medical school tutor. He leads an organisation which enables spiritual care for patients and connects churches to healthcare. He has been involved in church leadership and is currently developing a mentoring programme for junior doctors.
Liz has worked as a teacher with pastoral responsibilities and has been part of pastoral care and leadership teams in church for many years. She is currently an honorary chaplain at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
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