The pressures and concerns of teenagers are at the forefront of their emotional and mental health. This resource provides young men and women with guidance and tools to recognize the importance of social skills to aid their development.

The sessions and practical activities will allow students to address issues of identity, self esteem and self awareness based on the author's research and experience. Covering issues including relationships, drugs and problem solving the new edition will also cover: Gang cultures; Cyber-bullying; Future pressures; Eating disorders

This new resource also introduces therapeutic approaches to promote well-being including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Motivational Interviewing as well as offering easily accessible worksheets and materials available to download online. Tina Rae has once again devised an innovative and engaging program.



In this first session of the programme it may be helpful for the facilitator to clarify the key aims and contents of the project as a whole. It may also be appropriate to allocate some additional time to formulate group rules and to cover all the activities within the session.

The facilitator may wish to make use of the whiteboard or flip-chart in order to highlight the main objectives of the course, as follows. Within the framework of the programme the students will be encouraged to:

  • Create a sense of trust and confidence in each other.
  • Build up new friendships and consolidate their existing ones.
  • Create a sense of belonging to a group.
  • Develop their self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Extend their social skills in speaking and ...
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