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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.


To introduce the notion that there are a variety of relationships we develop during our lifetime and how these serve different functions at different times. Relationships play a significant part in our emotional, social and behavioural development. They provide the opportunity to acquire knowledge, develop skills and develop a level of confidence, which allows us to feel positive about ourselves and respect others. The way people conduct their relationships with one another can either help or hinder an individual's own mental and emotional health.

  • Exploring relationships that are important to us.
  • Introduction to positive and negative relationships and why we have them.
  • Exploring different relationships and what makes them different.
  • Why do young people have relationships?
  • Flip chart paper, pens
  • Jar of small stones ...
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