creative mentor network event

Creative Mentor Network – Practical Top Tips: Working with Children and Young People Experiencing Disengagement or Resistance (26th September 2024)

  • Thursday 26th September 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 Disengagement and Resistance. We know through many of our Creative Mentees experiences that there often is a history of fractured and traumatic relationships, where there has been a breakdown for one reason or another. Because of this, many of our Creative Mentees are resistant to engaging in relationships for fear of future attachment, over-attachment or breakdowns of relationships. This is a very common experience of all Creative Mentors.

We will explore some practical exercises that you can do to support engagement with your Creative Mentees, and encourage motivation to continue with their Creative Mentoring journey.

We hope by the end of the session

You will have left the session feeling equipped in supporting your Creative Mentee to control, manage or reflect on their anger as part of your journey together.


Any questions, please email



Thursday 26th September 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 19th September – so book early to avoid disappointment.