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.
Activity Four: Relaxation Session
To introduce a healthy coping strategy that can reduce the physical symptoms of stress.
- Relaxation script activity sheets
- Relaxation tape
- Cassette recorder
- Room that is large enough and comfortable enough for young people to lie down
- Evaluation sheets.
The facilitator asks the small groups to come back to the large group to discuss some of the ideas they came up with regarding healthy ways of coping with stress. The facilitator then introduces the notion that relaxation is one technique that young people could learn to help them with all sorts of stressful situations such as exam stress. The participants are asked to find a space on the floor not touching anyone else and to lie on their backs with their legs flat. The ...