Activities to Help Young People with Anger



 – How to address issues relating to anger and conflict using a mentoring approach

These activities have a particular focus on developing skills for managing anger, conflict and relating to others. They provide specific, structured tasks that can be used during one-to-one mentoring intervention and for group work.

The 20 activities include:

  • My Anger Triggers – For students to recognise the initial signs of anger and identify some ways of defusing the emotion of anger
  • Anger Matrix – To give students the opportunity to map their approach to anger and visualise where they are going and where they would like to be
  • Initial Self-Assessment: Relating to Others – To give students the opportunity to assess themselves in order to provide a baseline for measuring progress with a focus on relating to others and issues of conflict
  • Student Reassessment and Evaluation – To give students the opportunity to reassess themselves in order to measure progress
  • How I Feel When I am Angry – To give students the opportunity to reflect upon the physical responses to anger
  • A Letter Home – For students to recognise how others may view their behaviour and reflect upon the impact this behaviour has upon others
  • Ways of Coping – For students to generate ways of coping in moments of crisis
  • Improving my Listening – The aim of this activity is to raise student awareness of listening skills and how to improve them
  • Dilemmas 1 & 2 – To give students the opportunity to consider dilemma-based learning situations
  • Conflict: What it is and How to Deal With it – To raise awareness of the skills students will need to enable them to mediate between students in conflict
  • Read All About it: Making Headlines – Students are to consider the content of a story then think about how stereotypes can influence people’s actions and reactions
  • Crime Scene Investigation – To give students the opportunity to act as investigators and look objectively at a given situation and come to their own conclusion, thereby encouraging independent thinking
  • What Happens Next? (1 & 2) – These activities aim to help students to consider a set of circumstances and consequences
  • Stop Seeing Red – To identify strategies for coping with highly charged emotional situations
  • My Autobiography – To augment and support the idea that the students’ decisions have an impact upon their lives and their futures
  • My Progress – For students to demonstrate that there is measurable progress in aspects of their learning
  • Target Setting and Action Planning – To develop a set of SMART targets and create a plan of action
  • Review: Target Setting and Action Planning – To review a set of targets and prepare a further plan of action.

Each activity includes full instructions and worksheets which can be photocopied from the A4 book or printed out from the FREE CD-Rom.

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74-page A4 ring-bound book, photocopiable – includes Free CD-Rom


Stephanie George