Self-awareness and understanding personal needs
To support individuals to understand their own identity and personal circumstances which impact on their mental health To be able to support the development of wellbeing plan for an individual
To develop skills including action planning, self-awareness and providing information and guidance
Understanding their needs and helping the individual to
Developing wellbeing plan
Understanding local support services for individuals
6. What are in your plate?
7. One page profile
- Hand out paper plates and markers. Ask participants to decorate the paper plates with symbols/words that represent the obligations, tasks, and interests that are on their plate.
- Give the group plenty of time for this as they will talk and reflect with each other as they draw/write.
- Invite group members to share what some of (or at least one) of the items that are on their plates. They will find many commonalities, and at the same time, learn about some of the unique stressors, responsibilities or interests of their peers. This opens a discussion on how to handle multiple responsibilities and how the group can support each other.
- What do you have to get done each day?
- Do you use your time wisely?
- Do you have a quiet place to do homework/office work?
- What assignments do you put off? Do you work on your favorite subject/task first or last?
- A group discussion on responses and ideas generated from these questions can be an effective way for peers to support each other with ideas and suggestions.
- what other people like and admire about the person
- what makes the person really happy and is most important to them
- how the person likes to be supported.