Supporting a brighter future for the NHS
The trust’s legacy mentors provide essential professional advice and guidance to pass on a ‘legacy’ to the next generation.
They play a crucial role in supporting staff health and wellbeing and career progression.
Their aim is to improve the retention and the experience of our workforce, ensuring they feel valued and part of the organisation.
What we offer
Impartiality and confidentiality
A Listening ear
Flexible retirement advice
Career advice guidance
Newly registered nurses – we’re here for you
We are available to help you navigate some of the challenges associated with becoming an accountable professional, and support you to develop professionally and personally during your early career.
You can self-refer using the details below for our legacy mentors or by emailing [email protected].
Meet our legacy mentors
For more information about how legacy mentoring might help support you or members of your team just get in touch with the below legacy mentor team.
Legacy mentors for nurses
I have been working as a nurse for 29 years as a RNLD (registered nurse learning disabilities).
Throughout my career I have worked in various settings including in the community, in an acute hospital and within specialist services.
My roles have involved supporting people to lead as independent and fulfilling lives as possible, which has meant overcoming some challenges along the way. As a legacy nurse I look forward to providing pastoral support to our nurses throughout their career.
I’ve worked at South Tees Trust for 37 years, the majority of this time in critical care.
I retired as a matron at the end of 2019 but returned to work during the pandemic. In June of this year, I began my current role as a legacy nurse mentor.
Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge and to gain experience that will hopefully support others both professionally and in a pastoral role at varying stages of their careers.
I have been a nurse for over 40 years on my nursing journey, I have worked in many different specialities, organisations and areas.
I believe nursing can be both challenging and rewarding. I hope my diverse nursing background has given me the skills and resources to support staff holistically on their career journey when challenges or changes occur clinically and pastorally.
This new role of legacy mentor for nurses has given me the opportunity to share my experience with others, provide a listening ear and in doing so empower them.
Legacy mentor for healthcare support workers
I qualified in 2005 and since then have worked in many areas across South Tees, St James Hospital, North Tees and the prison service. During my career I have developed a passion for supporting staff.
Throughout COVID-19 and beyond I have thought more about the importance of talking and sharing to improve wellbeing.
Life can be hard at times and I believe if our staff are supported, then patient care and experience is indirectly improved. I want all staff to enjoy their career and thrive here at South Tees.