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 Three: Role Models
To introduce positive role models. To begin thinking about systems of support that young people can utilise in dealing with life's adversities.
An introduction to white working class male role models from their local area and around the world that have contributed to society and made successful achievements in their lives.
An introduction to the notion of self-esteem and how feelings of worth can be affected by internal coping strategies as well as other people's attitudes and behaviour towards us.
- Extracts of autobiographies of role models. These can be enhanced with photographs or pictures from magazines, or from website searches.
- Flip chart, paper, pens
- Examples of actions
- Definition of self-esteem
- List of systems of support available
- Evaluation sheets.
Welcome back to group. Ask participants ...