Chapter 3: Practices for promoting Positive Mental Health – Part 1
- Pages 19 – 24, about ‘Promoting Young People’s Mental Health through Social and Emotional Learning.
- Pages 32 – 35, about ‘Developing Social and Emotional Competencies: Taught or Caught?
- Pages 37-38, about ‘Youth Worker Competencies’
QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION
- How often do you run activities in the nature (adventurous or other types) and how are young people responding? What are their major learnings out of these outdoor experiences?
- To what extent and how confident are you to allow the group to organize themselves
autonomously and follow their dynamic without intervening or directing them, however
assuring their safety.
- How much are you using the group as a source for learning, meaning also promoting peer
coaching and collective moments for insight sharing?
- How often are you taking time and asking focused questions for the individuals and the
group to reflect upon what is emerging from the experience?
- To what extent and how confident are you to embrace what’s coming from the group
without judging them and at the same time offering young people constructive feedback
for them to flourish?
- How often do you take time to acknowledge individual and group success and take time to
celebrate this? (If 6 are too many, you can delete this one)
WANT TO EXPLORE MORE?
- “How Youth Workers Support the Development of Youth’s Resilience?”, by Biljana Vasilevska Trajkoska
- “Reflection and Reflective Practices for Promoting Positive Mental Health”, by Angelica
- “Creating Safe Spaces for Young People”, by Dragan Anatasov
- “Motivation and Self-Determination as essential ingredients for Positive Mental Health”, by
- “Less digital, more outdoors in Nature”, by Mario D’Agostino
- “Disability and peer support in youth exchanges”, Sybren Bouwsma
- “Rites of Passage and Positive Mental Health of young people”, By Barbora Rodi Falanga
- The list of youth worker competencies as defined by the Council of Europe