Peer Mentoring Training

We provide introductory training for mentors and mentees to help you in your mentoring journey. We also provide developmental supervision sessions for mentors as we recognise mentoring requires a skill-set that can be developed and strengthened.

We would encourage you to read the NHS Lothian Guide for Effective Mentoring before engaging in either our live webinars or online training.

Upcoming Peer Mentoring Training Sessions:

Introductory Sessions:

Our most recent live intro webinars occurred in September 2023. Check back soon for our next dates, likely January 2024.

Instead, in the meantime, you can complete the introductory training by watching our videos by scrolling down this page.

Drop in Sessions
Monthly sessions to meet with our mentoring community and discuss both things going well and challenges.
The sessions occur on the 2nd Friday of every month at 11:00 on the MS Team.

All sessions are hosted on the MSTeam - Join via

Certification of attendance at introductory sessions will be available on completion of the Evaluation Form.

Any issues please contact us at


Introductory training

Option 1: Live webinars

We host regular live training webinars via Microsoft Teams for mentors and mentees. We would encourage you to try and join these as your 'first line' option for training, as you will have the opportunity to meet members of the peer mentoring support team who can answer any questions you may have during the training. Join our Teams channel through the link at the bottom of the page, where we post dates of upcoming webinars.

Option 2: Online training

For those who cannot attend the live dates, we have recorded a series of online training videos which can be accessed below (you must log-in to the MED website to access this content).

Please complete the feedback form to receive your training certificate.


Next step on the mentoring journey

This is an opportunity for mentors on the Peer Mentoring Programme to build on the learning in the introductory training sessions and explore their mentoring experiences so far.

We want mentors to progress their skills in order to not only benefit their mentoring relationship, but also enhance their leadership abilities for the future.

Support and troubleshooting are key parts of this session if you are finding the mentoring experience challenging and wanting to learn from the experiences of others.

These take place on the second friday of every month via teams and can be accessed through the Peer Mentoring Channel. If you'd like some support but cannot make these sessions, please get in touch with us.

We are also keen to hear from you how we can improve the training and support for you from Peer Mentoring Programme - email us or fill out the Check-in survey at the bottom of the page!

Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: The Reflective Space

Part 3: The Mentoring Relationship

Part 4: Troubleshooting

Part 5: Expectations and Benefits

Example of a Mentoring Meeting

A simulated example of a mentoring meeting and conversation. Useful links referenced in video: What's your listening style? Podcast: Harvard Business Review Paper:


NHS Lothian Guide for Effective Mentoring