Working with Young Men: Activities for Exploring Personal, Social and Emotional Issues 2ed


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Working with Young Men offers a wealth of positive group activities to engage, motivate and meet the needs of young men. Designed to help them improve their self-esteem, raise confidence and develop leadership skills, this book is full of fun and imaginative games and activities that explore issues such as anger, peer pressure, risk-taking and emotional health and well-being. This second edition is fully revised and updated to include 22 new activities ranging from creative warm-ups that develop communication skills to visualising anger through painting and exploring positive relationships through quizzes and group work.

This book will be a resource that will be used again and again by anyone working with young men, including youth workers, PSHE teachers, pupil referral unit workers, Youth Offending Teams and voluntary sector youth leaders.


  • Introduction
  • How to set up a young men’s group
  • 1. Getting Started
  • 2. Developing communication skills
  • 3. Expressing emotions
  • 4. Exploring values and attitudes
  • 5. Taking risks
  • 6. Working together
  • 7. Endings
  • Acknowledgements/contributors

Author Bio:

Vanessa Rogers is a qualified teacher and youth worker with over ten years’ experience within Hertfordshire Youth Service both at practitioner and management levels. Prior to becoming a nationally acclaimed youth work consultant, Vanessa managed a wide range of services for young people including a large youth centre and targeted detached projects for Hertfordshire County Council. Vanessa has written a number of popular resource books aimed at those working with young people, and she also has a column in the national magazine Youth Work Now

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