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.
Session Six: Hopes, Fears and Dreams
To explore individual aspirations and hopes for the future. To consider their realistic options and to look at what they will need to start doing in order to achieve their goals.
- To consider our hopes and fears when thinking about the future.
- Participants run through exercises that help them plan for the future, using a future lifeline to explore their options.
- ‘Future Lifeline’ activity sheet
- Option Cards
- Flip chart paper/pens
- Ball of string or wool
- Evaluation sheets.
Welcome back to the group. Give participants time to raise any issues they have from last week's session.
My Crystal Ball
Ask each participant to predict the future of the other group members. Give each participant a piece of A4 paper ...