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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.

Poetry and Painting
Poetry and painting
Aim

To explore alternative media to express our feelings and thoughts about our identity, class, masculinity and future hopes.

Overview

Participants use poetry and prose, painting and visualisation to discover ways to express their personal stories.

Materials
  • Examples of poetry from working class white males
  • Paints, brushes, palettes, paper, pens
  • Role model autobiographies
  • Guided imagery script
  • Blank postcards
  • Evaluation sheets.
Check In

Welcome back to the group.

Ask if participants have had any thoughts about the session from the week before.

Ice Breaker
Who is it?

Hand out blank postcards and pens to each participant. Each participant then writes a statement about themsleves on the card that they think no one else in the group will know about him, for example, a hobby, future plans, an achievement that they are ...

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