Designed to develop effective preventative approaches for learning mentors working with the emotional needs of vulnerable youngsters, this resource helps ensure that children and young people can learn ways to feel safe and valued and can build confidence to act independently.Resources for Learning Mentors shows mentors how to help young people: Develop a capacity to set realistic targets Build a positive view of their strengths and abilities Strengthen skills in communication and problem solving Improve their capacity to manage strong feelingsThe author provides comprehensive facilitator notes, activities, and resources to support positive mental health and well being.
Session Four: Coping and Strength
- To help children explore systems of support available to them
- To promote empathy and social skills
- To use a safe activity for children and young people to express their feelings
- To explore alternative media to express our feelings and thoughts
- To use story telling, drawing, poetry, rap or prose to discover ways to express personal stories.
- To help children build up a picture of their individual coping strategies and identity.
- To build up a personal profile in visual collage form of all the things that they find helpful and protective in their lives.
Plan for the Sessions
- My Shield of Strength
- Treasure Box
- ‘Sid the Snail Storyboard’ or ‘Maisy Loses Her Home Storyboard’ activity sheets
- ‘Sid Loses His ...