Participants sought for 12-month study of coaching approach for improving emotional wellbeing

For many years, treatments for mental health have mainly been clinical, involving pharmacological and psychological interventions. Talking therapies often have long waiting times, with negative consequences for patient outcomes and their future wellbeing.  

It is widely acknowledged that statutory mental healthcare provision lacks capacity and is unsuitable for significant numbers of individuals. Access to effective alternative interventions could help to address unmet mental health needs, promoting enhanced life skills, facilitating empowerment, and improving mental wellbeing outcomes.  

Now, one such innovative solution, provided by Hayley Wheeler, founder of EmotionMind Dynamic (EMD) Coaching is to have its social value measured in a 12-month study.  

EMD combines coaching, teaching, mentoring, counselling and mindfulness for improving emotional wellbeing and self-esteem. In her unique approach, Hayley and client work together sharing experiences through methodologies designed to promote levels of trust which facilitate being able to access deep-rooted emotions and to unlock their potential.  

EMD Coaching is currently recruiting 60 participants for the new study. If you would like to participate by receiving six sessions of online EMD coaching in Welsh or English, please contact Hayley Wheeler at 07966189084 or  

Dr Mary Lynch of Bangor University’s Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation (CHEME) is leading the study which is supported by the Welsh Government-funded Acceleration Program at Cardiff University's Clinical Innovation Hub and with Hywel Dda University Health Board's Research Innovation and Improvement Team.  

Hayley of EMD said: “Most therapeutic services only work with the problems and symptoms that clients report on the surface. In order for long-lasting change, they need to access the root cause. A non-clinical and professional approach is paramount when working with people’s mental health and wellbeing. EMD Coaching enables clients to share their deepest thoughts and emotions with a therapist who can help transform that pain into self-empowerment.” 

Mary of Bangor University said: “We are excited to join forces with Hayley Wheeler and the Accelerate team to undertake a Social Return on Investment (SROI) evaluation of the EMD programme. This cooperative approach between academics and Hayley should provide valuable insights on this innovative non-clinical approach to addressing mental health and wellbeing.”   

Publication date: 22 July 2021