After his parents separated, 12 year-old Kieran had been getting into trouble in school and at home his anger had led to him breaking a door off its hinges and fighting with his brother. In mentoring sessions Kieran spent time learning how the anger that people see can be anger at things they don’t see. He was given the space to talk about the things he felt angry about, and help to try and express his feelings constructively rather than exploding.
After several sessions, Kieran reported that a system he was using to let his brother know when he was getting annoyed was working so well that his mum had increased his pocket money and they’d gone to the cinema together as a treat. After several more sessions, Kieran was made an Ambassador for his school in recognition of the positive change in his behaviour and the good example he was to others.
Kieran’s feedback at the end of his sessions was that his Pastoral Mentor had helped him learn about his feelings and how to be in control of his anger.
* Image of 'Kieran' - A Model has been used in place of Kieran to protect his identity