During the pandemic, for the first time, we began offering life coaching to prison staff.
In 2020, when prisons entered a ‘double lockdown’ and only prison staff were able to offer support and care to those living in prison, we believed it was important for our passionate and skilled life coaches to talk to staff.
Over 150 hours of coaching were delivered to staff and we are pleased to publish this report on the impact of coaching prison staff during Covid-19. We are delighted to note the positive effects felt by many of the people coached by our team of professional life coaches. The vast majority (94%) of staff coached reported making progress in their lives, and some of the key outcomes prison staff experienced include:
Gaining self-awareness and confidence
Improved stress levels and emotional wellbeing
Better interactions with people living in prison, and relationship building with colleagues
One person said:
“I feel that I was able to sit back and take a look at what was happening from an outside view and other people’s views also, I realised that listening and taking in what people say is also a very powerful way of helping people.”