The Peer Mentoring programme links a professional Mentor to provide guidance and support to a Mentee, with a focus on the individual’s specific needs e.g. professional development, career goals or work-life balance. The aim is to encourage autonomy and self-development to help build and maintain the Mentee’s own resilience and wellbeing.

The Peer Mentors are a team of established healthcare practitioners and respected multi-professional peers with a variety of advanced communication skills, experience and training who all receive specific mentoring training and support from the Training Hubs in Kent & Medway. Wherever possible, Mentees will be matched with a Mentor who has skills and experience specific to their situation; they are bound by the code of conduct and confidentiality.

Who is it for?

Multi-professional Primary Care workforce e.g. clinicians and the wider practice and PCN team.

By forming an ongoing professional relationship with Mentees, Mentors can offer regular, solutions focused sessions to support the Mentee’s professional development, as well as providing support and helping them find solutions to any professional concerns.

Why become a Mentee?

Mentees are looking to lead their own professional or self-development, ready to reflect and exchange with others to identify their skills and gaps in their skillset, and to progress and broaden their horizons. Mentoring can help with increasing your motivation, working through transitions positively and managing your workload. Mentoring is not merely for crisis management, it can support you achieve your goals through all stages of your career.

Interested in becoming or looking for a Mentor?

You can access the services of a choice of coaches and mentors and be supported in confidence fully funded by your local training hub for up to 6 sessions.

What topics can be discussed?

  • Settling into Primary Care
  • Preventing burn-out
  • Exploring personal development opportunities Looking for advice or guidance on career choices Improving time management
  • Any personal or professional issue

How does it work?

Fully-funded sessions (up to 6*) can be arranged face-to-face or virtually at a time convenient for both Mentor and Mentee.

Mentors will listen and assess their Mentee’s strengths, areas of improvement and objectives to help them lead their own development, plan short and long-term goals with a view to improve their personal or professional life.

What are the benefits of the scheme?

  • Managing priorities
  • Taking on or dropping additional responsibilities
  • Planning one’s career
  • Increasing resilience
  • Better work-life balance.

*For mentees on the New to Practice Programme, up to 12 sessions a year are available.


Please use this confidential email address for more information or to register your interest: kmicb.kmpcthmentoring@nhs.net