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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.


The Youth Matters Green Paper (July 2005) highlights the link between good emotional and physical health and success in learning while Making It Possible: Improving Mental Health and Wellbeing in England (2005) includes principles such as valuing yourself and others, talking about your feelings, keeping in touch with friends, getting involved and making a contribution, and asking for help. Building strong foundations to achieve these objectives through initiatives focused on supporting young people are essential. These principles underpin the current preventative approach of developing good mental health through attention to emotional wellbeing, as well as tackling issues related to the prevention of social exclusion, which may develop as a result of poor mental health. In order to work, maintain social relationships and take part ...

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