The Benefits of Coaching for Mental Health

by Kyle Armstrong,  HR Coordinator PowerUp Leadership


The year of 2020, along with the first few months of 2021, have been increasingly challenging for many individuals as the reality of living through a global pandemic is inevitably troublesome. COVID-19 has been especially difficult for individuals who actively struggle with mental health challenges. 

In a voluntary survey, Statistics Canada noted that over 50% of total participants reported worsening mental health outcomes since the onset of physical distancing recommendations. This information demonstrates the need for new implementations to be made from a Human Resources perspective to better support employees facing challenges at all times, but especially in this time of ongoing uncertainty.

One strategy and practice that could assist employees, leaders, and HR professionals to get all members of an organization back on their feet is through coaching. The International Coaching Federation claimed that 80% of people who receive coaching report increased self-confidence, which positively impacts mental health.  

With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, there is no better time to reap the benefits of coaching. Further to increased self-confidence, those that receive professional coaching often report stronger relationships, and increased job satisfaction, which seamlessly align with improved mental health.

PowerUp Leadership has drawn many more conclusions that indicate a correlation between coaching and mental health, and as a result, we are excited to announce the launch of a self-directed online program How HR Can Design & Launch an Impactful Leadership Coaching ProgramThis program will equip participants with the tools and skills necessary to implement effective leadership coaching into their organization. As a result, leaders who have completed this program can ensure that all employees within their organization are feeling supported, resilient, and keep wellness top of mind in their day-to-day personal and professional lives.

To enroll in this program, or see more details, please visit our website.

This program has been pre-approved for continuing professional development hours by CPHR Nova Scotia.