Volunteer Emotional Health Mentoring in Schools

Ref: C2421284

This course prepares to students to volunteer to mentor children with the specific aim of enhancing their emotional health. The intention is to make a journey into emotional intelligence resulting in the growth and development of a strong and empathetic self-awareness for both mentors and mentees. The following themes/topics are taught on the course: Emotional Health and Literacy; Mentoring skills and tools; The practice of mentoring at home; The practice of mentoring in school; Interpersonal/Social Skills/Genuineness; Communication; Empathy and unconditional regard; Personal and community empowerment and inclusion; Exploring Personal Growth and Development; Boundary Setting/Confidentiality

Additional information about this course

This course is free for adults that receive certain benefits. For more information, or to book a place on this course please contact the WEA course tutor, Dave Brown, on 07484 247828.

Course aim

To provide theory and training in emotional health mentoring preparing students for volunteer work in schools and elsewhere.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Students need a Level 1 qualification in English to join this course
  • Participants should have good English (written and spoken), Participants will need to be people who actively care about the needs of other people.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Understand the meaning of emotional health and intelligence
  • Understand emotional health mentoring and the differences between that and other forms of mentoring
  • Understand the range of interpersonal skills needed for emotional health mentoring
  • Understand, and have practiced, the basics of conducting an interview with a Mentee
  • Understand some of the processes and language of emotional healthy self-growth and development

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • A folder/file to store work in and pen and paper

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

Download full course information sheet

Volunteer Emotional Health Mentoring in Schools

Is this course right for me? Request more information

If you don't have a pin, please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.


This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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