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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.

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Introduction

The facilitator can outline the main aims of this session as follows:

  • For students to be able to identify the link between appearance and self-esteem.
  • For students to understand the notion of stereotypes and how these are presented in the media.
  • For students to reflect upon the importance of maintaining a positive self-image and how to achieve this.

The facilitator can initially discuss with the students how what we ‘look like’ can have both negative and positive consequences. For many of us, the images of the ‘ideal’ or ‘the beautiful’ or ‘the best looking’ can impact upon the way that we present ourselves and the kinds of clothes and accessories we wear. For many of us, there will be a tension between what we perceive ...

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