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York St John Communities Centre

Coaching for worker wellbeing

Find out about free coaching for wellbeing sessions for business owners and employees in York. This opportunity is fully funded by City of York Council's Inclusive Growth Fund.

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York St John Communities Centre is offering free personal wellbeing coaching sessions to business owners and employees of micro, small and medium businesses in York.

The coaching for worker wellbeing project is being funded through the City of York Council's Inclusive Growth Fund. The Council are providing targeted support to business owners and employees due to the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on mental health and wellbeing. Each coachee will have access to 5 free coaching sessions, via telephone or video call.

How coaching can help you

Our coaches can help you to:

  • Better understand yourself and your needs
  • Explore your life and the possibilities open to you
  • Identify your untapped resources and potential
  • Choose which course of action makes the most sense to you, and start to implement desired changes in your life

Together you can work on exploring how to manage your self-care and wellbeing, and will be supported in creating a routine that works for you. This will help you to focus on what you need at times when life can feel overwhelming. You will also assess each area of your life to review where you're at, where you'd like to be and the sustainable changes you can implement to support you.

Read our leaflet to find out more about what coaching is:

Coaching for Worker Wellbeing (PDF, 1.6MB)

How much coaching costs

Nothing! If you are a business owner or employee of a micro, small or medium business within York (business to have no more than 250 employees in total), then you can access up to 5 free coaching sessions.

How to access our services

As funding is limited, coaching spaces will be given on a first come, first serve basis.

You can self-refer by completing our online self-referral form:

YSJ Communities Centre self-referral form

When completing the form you will need to select 'Coaching for Worker Wellbeing' under the 'Referred for' drop down menu.

Although fully funded, you will need to select the 'Coaching payment' fee, in relation to your annual income (for internal funding purposes only).

- £30 for £24,999 or less
- £35 for £25,000 to £29,999
- £40 for £30,000 to £34,999
- £45 for £35,000 to £44,999
- £50 for £45,000 or more

Following submission of your form via the website, you will be contacted by a trained member of the Centre office team to finalise information and identify next steps. We will need to know a few details before we proceed. This includes business name and address, how many employees there are and when the business was established.