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Fight Mental Health Club
‘Through the key activity of reflective conversation, you can challenge young people’s embedded learnt behaviours, set values & beliefs: To help them to learn to unlearn allowing them to become autonomous adults’.
Informal & Community Educator
Welcome to the Fight Mental Health Club.
The Fight Mental Health Club has grown from scribbling’s of ‘that worked’ moments in mentoring, to worksheets, a book & now online virtual mentoring resource website & YouTube channel…where next?
The Fight Mental Health Club book contains a ‘Skeleton Pack’ of Work and Information Sheets for the Informal Educator, Mentor, Teacher, Parent and/or the young person themselves. This allows the reader to hand-pick pages from various sections in order to manipulate the support and dialogue they provide, dependent on the flow of conversation and the level of engagement.
“Like a Choose Your Own Adventure Book but on Mental Health”.
For example, a starting topic could be a toxic relationship, which could then move towards anger management, self-esteem etc. This book is also categorised by key topic, in order to allow you to easily deliver a focused planned programme of support. An example would be offering an Attendance Course to those with school attendance concerns.
There is no right or wrong way to use this book, one person may need to use numerous and varied worksheets, others may feel they no longer need to offer support after only a few. The key focus is to create an environment for reflective conversation and to open the possibilities of empowerment and personal change.
“The book is amazing and I am using it for THRIVE planning & key worker topics for this term for the student’s at ‘Ontrack’ a 1-to-1 SEN & Behaviour School”.
About the Author
As an Informal Educator I work with individuals & groups in order to promote their personal learning; not always within a classroom environment but also in places where the young person is comfortable and open to engage. Using informal methods of teaching and learning, such as shared activities and conversation.
As a qualified Informal Educator I’ve worked for the Children & Youth Service in various centres, based both in and outside of schools, as well as outreach work ‘on the streets’ for over fifteen years.
Following on from this, I have worked alongside formal education within secondary schools for over twenty years as a Youth Worker, Mentor, Inclusion & Pastoral Manager and now as a Progress Manager. Throughout this time, I’ve adapted my social pedagogy (animate, care, educate) and have developed this book to be ‘the opener’, to aid conversation with young people around difficult personal issues. Prior to this publication I have developed and produced worksheet led certified OCN qualifications at Level 1 and Level 2.
Any questions feel free to contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
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