creative mentor network event

Creative Mentor Network – Practical Top Tips: Supporting a Healthy and Happy Goodbye (31st October 2024)

  • Thursday 31st October 2024 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • FREE for Creative Mentors (RRP £35 per person)
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This session is only for Creative Mentors on The Mighty Creatives’ Creative Mentoring Pool.

In response to the Creative Mentoring Support Survey, we have worked hard to craft a training programme that responds to the needs of the Creative Mentors. We hope you find the sessions inspiring.

This is part of a 6-part training series offering practical top tips, resources and activities for you to do with your Creative Mentees where applicable.

Context of the Sessions

We know that Creative Mentoring can be challenging at times. Through the nature of our work and those we support, we often come across challenges with:

  • Dysregulation,
  • Anger,
  • Disengagement and Resistance,
  • Decision Making and Exercising Personal Power,
  • Reflections and Celebrating Strengths,
  • Saying Goodbye.

This 6-part series aims to provide and equip Creative Mentors to develop a toolkit of activities and opportunities to offer your Creative Mentees when these challenges arise, but more importantly as part of your consistent practice.

Unlike some of our other training sessions that explore theories and approaches, Creative Mentors will be guided through activities developed specifically for this work, and they will take away a PDF of resources to enable them to continue to respond to their Creative Mentees.

This Session

The theme of focus in this session is Saying Goodbye. Unfortunately, many of our Creative Mentees have endured very difficult goodbyes to people they have had strong relationships with, whether this be through bereavement, abuse, neglect, war, high staff turnover or ill-health for example. It’s likely that our Creative Mentees have experienced some significantly challenging endings to relationships. They may have been unexpected, planned or open endings, each having their own challenges.

As we know through our Managing Beginnings and Endings sessions, well-managed endings are vital to our practice as Creative Mentors.

In this session, you will explore several exercises or activities that you can embed as part of your ongoing Creative Mentoring practice to support and encourage health and happy goodbyes. This will support and model healthy endings for your Creative Mentee to draw on in the future.

We hope by the end of the session

You will have left the session feeling equipped in supporting your Creative Mentee to feel more comfortable in saying a healthy goodbye, preparing them for the end of your relationship.


Any questions, please email



Thursday 31st October 2024




The session will be on Zoom.

Please log onto Zoom 5 minutes before the start time to enable a prompt start to the session.Meeting link to be shared.

Additional Information

Booking for this will close on 24th October – so book early to avoid disappointment.