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Mental Health Managers Coaching

Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (PHN) is offering Mental Health Service Managers of its Commissioned Services an opportunity to undertake Individual Leadership Professional Coaching delivered by Capstan Partners.

This coaching is designed to assist managers to develop solutions-focused thinking capabilities and become more effective in overcoming everyday challenges at a time of extreme fatigue, complexity, vulnerability, and uncertainty. An individual 360 leadership assessment and debrief, together with regular coaching sessions, will offer a psychologically safe accountability for sustainable behaviour change.

Coaching approaches can support wellbeing, address burn-out and potentially improve quality and safety of care.

About the Coaching

A consultant, Capstan Partners, has been engaged to facilitate and provide ten (10) Individual Leadership Professional Coaching positions to be offered to PHN commissioned services Mental Health Service Managers. Coaching is conducted via a virtual platform to enable broad accessibility.

Individual Professional Coaching includes a Hogan 360 Leadership assessment, and ninety (90) minutes debrief. Six (6) 45-minute individual professional coaching sessions scheduled at 3-week intervals will be provided virtually and in confidence.

The consultant will make available the coaching sessions between 7.30am and 6.00pm Monday to Thursday and 7.30am to 1.00pm on Fridays. A Saturday option may be available based on individual circumstances.

Capstan Partners hosted a Leadership Coaching Program Information Webinar (30 minutes) at 12.30pm on Monday 13 May 2024.

Capstan Partners Director, Rita Holland, explained how the program works, what to expect and answered questions regarding the program.

View the webinar recording below.

Terms and Conditions


An application is not a guarantee of receiving a coaching position.

Applications will be assessed based on eligibility and the responses to the application questions and places offered to the top 10 applicants.

Applicants may withdraw from the training with prior notice. The position will then be re-allocated to the next eligible applicant on the waitlist.

How to apply

Places in the Coaching Program will be allocated using an Expression of Interest (EOI) process. The EOI for the 10 Mental Health Managers Coaching places will be managed through the online grants portal, SmartyGrants.

Managers from eligible PHN mental health commissioned providers can apply by completing the application form.

Managers and leaders are defined as managers or those in leadership roles within mental health programs commissioned by the PHN who directly manage a minimum of 2 people.

Applications close on 24th May 2024 at 5.00pm but may be extended at the PHN’s discretion.

Applicants must be available to undertake the training which will take place between June 2024 and December 2024.

For more information download the Mental Health Managers Coaching - Expression of Interest Guidelines

If you have any questions regarding the training, please contact the PHN Grants team at

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