We currently go into schools and run a group mentoring course for 8 weeks with between 4 & 8 young people
This is the course that has been written by our team over the past few years and has been honed and worked on.
Week 1 Getting to know you
Week 2 Strengths & Weaknesses
Week 3 Handling Emotions & Forgiveness
Week 4 Self Esteem
Week 5. Recap (Snacks & Games)
Week 6 Social Media & Bullying
Week 7 Supporting others
Week 8 Wrap up & review (Party Food & Games)
The young people fill out a workbook each week so we can track how effective each session is and potentially measure their growth over the course/term. The course works well because it usually takes a term (two half terms) to complete.
Contact Sam (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you want the resources the go with these manuals and workbooklets:
Mentoring in Discipleship
This year we are starting to do group mentoring and 121 mentoring for those in our discipleship groups. If you want to find out more please email Sam (email@example.com)
For more information about the model of mentoring we use:
Kintsugi Hope Mental & Emotional Wellbeing Groups
As part of St Mike’s Youth's commitment to helping young people invest in their mental and emotional wellbeing, we will be running a Kintsugi Hope Youth Wellbeing Group. This consists of 6 -7 weeks of content on subjects such as honesty, self-acceptance, depression, anxiety, anger and shame.
Although these can be difficult subjects, they are presented in a safe and accessible way, allowing young people to learn and understand about what is normal, and when to seek further help. The sessions are run face to face in a safe and supportive setting with all the necessary safeguarding in place. Wellbeing Group Leaders are trained to run group sessions to encourage, inform and inspire. Group Leaders are not trained therapists, nor experts in treating or diagnosing mental or emotional health illnesses: however, where necessary, they can signpost to specialist help.
Some of the material used within the Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing Groups may evoke an emotional response. It is therefore essential that a parent/carer, keeps in close communication with their young person, are nearby when these sessions take place, and that they allow time and space to talk further about the subjects raised if your young person needs it. The sessions are not mandatory, and young people can opt out of any part or all of a session. Young people have the right to choose what they want to disclose during any group work. There will be no pressure to share if they do not feel comfortable to do so. All those that attend a group session are asked to respect confidentiality at all times: however, we will always follow up any safeguarding concerns.
If you want to find out more please email Sam (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit www.kintsugihope.com/youth for more info.