Reflect, Connect and Give Feedback

You’ve now reached the final section of this training tool. Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe the most important aspects of the programme
  2. Evaluate your own strengths and weaknesses as a mentor
  3. Identify your key stakeholders who will support your programme
  4. Gauge your confidence in planning and implementing the individual support plan

REFLECT - Mentor Backpack and Wishlist

Take a moment to reflect on what you have learned in this course. Below is a list of skills that you will be required to use and employ as a mentor:

Icehearts Europe skills & competencies lists:

  • Planning
  • Patience
  • Understanding young people's issues
  • Understanding other cultures
  • Listening
  • Networking
  • Communication skills
  • Helping children or young people
  • Explore their identity and culture
  • Managing risk & behaviour when working with children or young people
  • Communicating effectively with children or young people
  • Assisting personal development of the children or young people

Exercise 1: Get a piece of paper and divide it in two. On the left draw your backpack. On the right draw a magic lamp. Drag the skills you feel confident about into the backpack. Add the skills you would like to improve to the wish list.

Exercise 2: Once you have completed the activity, write a short paragraph about the items on your wishlist. Answer these questions:

  • What further training/information do you think you need?
  • How will you take action to get that training and information?

CONNECT with yourself and others

It starts with you. You cannot serve well if you don’t feel well and supported.

The following exercises and tips are here to remind you that you should put your oxygen mask on first.

Exercise 1: Get a clear picture of what your support system looks like. You may use this reflective framework:

In the following video, Icehearts Finland mentors are sharing their practices to self-regulate their wellbeing. We hope they may inspire you to keep it in mind as well


CONGRATULATIONS! You have now reached the end of this training tool. And we are sincerely appreciative of your time.

Before you leave, we kindly ask you to give us feedback on your experience using the Icehearts Europe training tool for mentors. YOUR FEEDBACK IS CRUCIAL TO US. It will help us improve not only this tool but also future training tools we may develop.

Filling in the survey is anonymous and will take you about 5 minutes.

We thank you in advance for your time.

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