These cards offer that opportunity: by posing the question ‘Is it OK to…’, they will encourage full and frank discussion around the whole issue of relationships so that students have a chance to explore their own beliefs and to examine whether these beliefs are actually beneficial to their emotional and mental health or whether they wish to amend them to fit a more healthy approach.
Stable relationships are the bedrock of society: children and young people thrive in them; adult mental health is to a very large degree, dependent upon them.
However, many people form their ideas of relationships from the media: soaps; films; magazines. The ‘celebrity culture’ is seen to be the desirable model of living. As we all know, this can lead to a distorted view of what constitutes a real and lasting relationship. However, spending time in discussion with young people will prove that they have more realistic ideas, if only they have an opportunity to express and develop them.
The cards can be used in small groups, in large groups, or with individuals struggling with relationship issues. They are recommended for use in schools, colleges and in mental health situations.
Includes over 40 cards and comprehensive notes.