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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.


For participants to understand the difference between aggressive, assertive, manipulative and passive.

For participants to practise assertive techniques, such as ‘the broken record’ and ‘I statements’.

To help participants to feel more confident, more honest with themselves and others and more empowered to make decisions that acknowledge their own needs and feelings. For participants to become more aware of their own and other people's rights.

  • Participants challenge negative thinking and try to turn them into positive statements.
  • Explore participant's knowledge of what assertiveness means to them.
  • Use role play to act out a scene and discuss different behaviours we may use to deal with the situation.
  • To think about the techniques that may be useful to learn to help participants become more assertive.
  • ‘Challenge These Statements’ ...
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