About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

Health coaching is a form of coaching that aims to help people to set goals and take actions to improve their health or lifestyle.

We are sharing resources in this area below, please send suggestions to: [email protected].

NHS East of England

  • Health Coaching for Behaviour Change Programme
    From April 2013 onwards, Health Education East of England have run Health Coaching Skills Training Programmes for clinicians in acute trusts, primary care, community service providers and CCGs in the east of England. This website includes an introduction to the approach as well as a number of illustrations to bring to life some of the benefits of health coaching.

NHS Health Education England

  • Health Coaching Area Delivery Template​
    This document outlines how commissioners and providers might set about developing health coaching capabilities amongst health professionals. It focuses on the role that can be played by a central supporting body or network in sustaining and building a culture of coaching across a particular organisation, set of organisations or locality.
  • Health Coaching Quality Framework
    This Quality Framework seeks to inform the commissioning of high quality training programmes aimed at developing coaching skills for health professionals to support patient activation and self-management. A summary of the framework is also available here.

Better conversation: Better health

  • Better conversations: Better health resources
    A new set of ‘Better Conversation’ resources for clinicians and health and care leaders is now available. These include a short video, infographics and a resource guide which contains case studies, evidence and tips on how to introduce a health coaching approach to improve the quality of conversation and help patients change behaviour. The aim is to enable people to thrive by feeling more motivated, confident and in control of managing their own health and care.