Mentor Program For Young Adults
What is the program about?
The program aims to empower young adults by integrating positive mental health including self-esteem, confidence and resilience. This accomplished through a process of helping the young adult discover their own unique skills, attributes and creativity and using them to set and achieve goals.
The goal itself can be anything from making a family meal to passing exams to learning software. What is most important is that it is realistic, achievable and results in a positive outcome. As a mentor it is my responsibility to help the young adult overcome any obstacles by teaching them the skills required to accomplish their goal. The development of these skills provides the young adult with tools that enable them to overcome future challenges and achieve further goals.
As a mentor it is my responsibility to help the young adult overcome any obstacles by teaching them the skills required to accomplish their goal
What skills does the program teach young adults?
The mentorship provides personal development and growth by:
- Helping the young adult discover their unique skills, attributes and creativity and identifying opportunities that enhance and develop these strengths
- Teaching the young adult self-discipline, communication, organisation and planning
- Integrating positive mental health including self-esteem, confidence, commitment and resilience
- Providing a safe and trusting relationship that is neutrally centred and focused on maximising the potential of the young adult
- Challenging dysfunctional beliefs
- Identifying and dealing learning disabilities
How is the program delivered?
The first two hour long sessions are an opportunity to meet, ideally with a parent present, and get to know each other. These sessions are no-charge, no-obligation and are essential for us to ensure that the relationship is a good fit.
The first session consists of introductions and I will endeavour to discover more about the young adult through informal conversation and questionnaires (for example assessing their preferred learning style). We will also take on a spontaneous creative project which can be anything from drawing to singing and I will end the session by asking, “What makes you happy?” which will be homework for the next session.
During the second session we will talk about happiness and what it really means to be happy, we will also use somatic awareness to help us identify what makes us happy. The intention of the session will be to help the young adult formulate a realistic, achievable and rewarding goal to pursue. We will talk about timelines and preferred formats and we will explore personal challenges that come with commitment.
I believe developing positive mental health in young adults is pivotal for setting them up for a happy and successful future and that young adults can integrate positive mental health skills through rewarding personal experiences. By helping the young adult set and achieve goals that improve their self-worth and self-esteem they will feel confident and motivated to face challenges in the future.
By helping the young adult set and achieve goals that improve their self-worth and self-esteem they will feel confident and motivated to face challenges in the future
My name is Amy, I am 48 years old and have lived in Fulham for the past 12 years. I am currently studying a MSc in Psychology and Neuroscience in Mental Health at King’s College London. My undergraduate degree is a BSc in Multimedia and I freelance in London as a web developer. My hobbies include rock climbing and I have been fortunate enough to visit many countries to pursue rock climbing and bouldering. My spiritual practise is centred around yoga, meditation and breathing practices.
In 2020 I completed the Young Adults Mental Health First Aiders, this course is an introduction to recognising mental disorders and their risk factors. I also completed Understanding ADHD: Current Research and Practice, a course by King’s College London outlining the latest research and treatments.
Our approach to self development is a holistic one, we believe that wellbeing encompasses mind, body and soul.
I also offer personal guide and emotional integration with the objective of
- Uncovering root causes for dysfunctional behaviour and suffering
- Integrating negatively charged emotions
- Identifying practises and healing modalities that help deal with identified symptoms and root causes