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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 of self-esteem. To show how feelings of worth can be affected by internal coping strategies as well as other people's attitudes and behaviour towards us.

  • Consideration of the different actions that can impact on how we feel about ourselves.
  • Raise awareness of what it would feel like to have low self-esteem.
  • Practise giving positive feedback to other group members.
  • Treasures (such as shells, beads and wood)
  • ‘Examples of Actions That Can Raise or Lower Self-esteem’ activity sheet
  • ‘Definition of Self-esteem’ activity sheet
  • ‘Problem Page’ activity sheet
  • A4 sheets of paper
  • Sellotape
  • Evaluation sheets.
Check In

Welcome back to group. Ask participants if they have had any thoughts about the group since last week, and what they took away from last week's session.

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