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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.


Government policies in education increasingly recognise that social, emotional and behavioural skills (SEBS) underlie almost every aspect of school, home and community life. These include:

  • being effective and successful learners
  • improving academic performance
  • making and sustaining friendships
  • dealing with and resolving conflict
  • managing strong feelings such as frustration, anger and anxiety
  • promoting calm and optimistic states that promote the achievement our goals
  • recovering from setbacks and persisting in the face of difficulties
  • working (and playing) cooperatively
  • recognising and standing up for their rights and those of others
  • understanding and valuing the commonalities and differences between people
  • respecting the right to have beliefs and values that are different to our own.

This has played an important role in the development of several key policy areas, which ...

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