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M4_6 Well Being of the Mentee

Lesson 6

Discuss -> Support the well-being of the mentee:

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Define well-being:

  • the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy.
  • Wellbeing is not just the absence of disease or illness. It is a complex combination of a person's physical, mental, emotional and social health factors.
  • Wellbeing is strongly linked to happiness and life satisfaction.
  • Wellbeing could be described as how you feel about yourself and your life.

Discuss factors that contribute to the mentee’s well-being through a mentoring arrangement:

  • A strong supportive mentor relationship
  • Development of trust in the relationship
  • Sense of confidence and positive self-esteem
  • Development of critical thinking skills

Explain ways to improve well-being from a mentoring perspective:

  • First  step is to develop a trusting relationship
  • Through questioning understand what the mentee’s state of well-being is
  • Collaborate on a plan to address the negative aspects of the mentee’s well-being
  • This may require outside help in the form or professional resources (counselors)
  • Non-judgemental
  • Effective communication - emphasis on active listening
  • Story telling - mentor shares how they deal with their own well-being

Discuss the importance of well-being of the mentee:

  • The well-being of the mentee is a large part of the focus of the mentor
  • Mentor looks at this from a personal and professional position
  • Internalization leads to a negative state of well-being
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