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I have a manager who is looking for a mentor to help with their career development. They are a successful individual, however they suffer from depression and would like a mentor who has also experience of this area. The essence of this requirement is that the manager would like support from an understanding mentor who knows what it is like to suffer whilst still being successful in the workplace.
Any suggestions would be gratefully received.
Andrew Hipkiss

3 Responses

  1. Mentoring
    David Clutterbook has written an excellent intro guide.Evryone Needs a Mentor is available at bookshops ISBN 0 8522 461 5 The old IPM published it in 1991.
    Additionally,you may findyour jobcentre can give you access to their free mentoring service which they operateunder theNew Deal Gateway scheme for 18 to 24 nd 25 to 55yrs
    I meet andmentor anumber of clients under these schemes.These people are usually job seekers or thosemade redundant.There are therefore transferable and analogous reference points to and with your situation


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  2. Mentoring
    We work with mentors from a number of backgrounds some do have mental health service backgrounds. We know of two with extensive experience of mentoring and coaching professionals with long term depressive illnesses. We also have a connnection with a USA consultant coach who mentors as part of her psychology practice. She takes on some UK work by email and video link which has worked well.

    If you would like some further information please email us. It is not possible to post their contact details on the forum.

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  3. Finding a Suitable Mentor
    Dear Andrew

    Our business works with a number of mentors across a broad range of businesses but I believe based on experience and the special requirements of the case mentioned that you may want to consider a specialist mentor who has a background in clinical psychology together with experience of working in a high profile business environment.

    I would suggest that you may want to consider a mentor with the following profile:

    a mature person with experience of a pressured business environment, with knowledge of clinical psychology, also experienced in career performance and transition, with an introverted personality, strong interpersonal and communication skills and a creative and positive approach to problem solving.

    If I can be of any assistance or you’d like more information on our profile of mentors please don’t hesitate to contact me.

    Kind regards,


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