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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.

Facing Feelings
Facing feelings
Aims
  • to introduce and learn about emotions and feelings
  • to help children to express feelings in a safe way
  • to enable children to label feelings
  • to explore the relationship between emotions and facial expressions
  • to begin to explore the different kinds of life events that can provoke strong feelings in us.
Plan for the Session
  • Expressing Feelings
  • Clay Faces.
Materials
  • ‘Emotions’ activity sheets
  • Clay
  • Modelling tools
  • Paints
  • Velcro sticky patches
  • Pens
  • Card
  • Video camera
  • Evaluation sheets.
Expressing Feelings

This activity is designed to help children and young people identify facial expressions that are associated with certain emotions.

Lay out the materials needed for the participants to complete the worksheets. Encourage participation but ensure that other children and young people who do not want to take part do ...

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