15 / 3 / 2016 1.54pm
#mymentor is a new social media campaign which aims to raise awareness of the value of mentoring to men and women across the NHS.
Either male or female, and at a variety of levels, the relationship between a mentor and a mentee can be pivotal in inspiring an individual to recognise their strengths and work on their weaknesses, without giving up along the way – and making a real difference to the NHS.
Helen Birtwhistle, NHS Confederation director of external affairs said: “My mentor allowed me to focus on what was important to me, build confidence, adopt strategies for development and challenge my own preconceptions. I have never looked back. Crucially, none of it involved having to change who I am and what I believed in.”
This is your chance to either say thank you or simply help raise awareness of how mentoring can transform people’s lives.
How you can get involved?
- Simply compose and send a tweet thanking your mentor, or in support of mentoring, using the hashtag #mymentor. You can also use one of our sample tweets below.
- Thank you @mentorname from @organisation for helping me to.… #mymentor
- The best thing #mymentor @mentorname ever told me was….
- Mentoring is crucial for women in the NHS because.... #mymentor
For a further insight into mentoring, read Dr Helen Woolnough's blog.