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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.

Continuum Line and Coping Cards
Continuum line and coping cards

To focus on the positive things we can do to help ourselves feel better in stressful situations and how we can give and receive support in order to maintain our emotional wellbeing or mental health. In order to achieve good mental health we need to have access to resources that increase our resilience to adversity. There are three fundamental building blocks that underpin resilience. A secure base, where young people feel a sense of belonging and security; good self-esteem, which is an internal sense of self-worth and competence and a sense of self-efficacy, which is a sense of mastery and control and an accurate understanding of personal strengths and limitations (Daniel, Wassell & Gilligan, 1999).


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