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Time to Flourish: designing a coaching psychology programme to promote resilience and wellbeing in postgraduate students

Time to Flourish: designing a coaching psychology programme to promote resilience and wellbeing in postgraduate students

Pereira Dias, Gisele ORCID: 0000-0001-7276-2010, Foster, Juliet and Zunszain, Patricia A. (2019) Time to Flourish: designing a coaching psychology programme to promote resilience and wellbeing in postgraduate students. European Journal of Applied Positive Psychology. ISSN 2397-7116 (Online) (In Press)

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Abstract

Background:
Poor mental health within the student population has become increasingly prevalent, with research suggesting that these figures are set to rise rapidly in the coming years. In this context, the search for evidence-based strategies to equip university students with the necessary skills to improve levels of resilience and wellbeing has become paramount.

Objectives:
To describe the results of a pilot run of ‘Time to Flourish: Achieving your Potential’, a coaching psychology programme designed to enhance wellbeing and help prevent mental health issues in university students.

Method:
The programme was based on the integrative cognitive-behavioural coaching model and delivered in 10 x 2-hour sessions to taught postgraduate students in the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London, between October 2018 and February 2019.

Results:
Students’ appraisal of the pilot suggested that it was effective in teaching them important practical tools for an enhanced experience of living, within and outside academia.

Conclusions:
Based on these students’ feedback, an updated version can now be formulated, which will allow an evidence-based evaluation of its effectiveness.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: coaching psychology, integrative cognitive-behavioural coaching, positive psychology, resilience, student wellbeing
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
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Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/25015

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