What’s in our control?
For participants to recognise the differences between things they can and cannot control in relation to loneliness and social isolation. Participants will be able to consider and set meaningful goals to address loneliness.
By the end of this activity participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate the required skills to plan and achieve their set goals
- Apply a strengths based approach in setting goals.
- Illustrate the confidence in their own ability to set meaningful personal goals.
Here are some guidance to support the participants
Part 1: In our control and out of our control
In control and out of control
Support for the discussion
Linking back to loneliness
Part 2: ‘Circle of control’
Examples to discuss
The facilitator will give them the following instructions:
Consider these questions:
- Are there similarities in what participants have identified?
- What actions could the group take to address loneliness (this conversation could lead to the group beginning to plan social action project to tackle loneliness with their communities)?
These comments should be written down on flipchart, as they are discussed.
Part 3: ‘creating our own circle of control’
Part 4: Has this session achieved the intended outcomes?
Two questions to ask participants to reflect on:
- How confident do you feel about setting goals?
- Do you feel that you have gained skills to set future goals through this session?
The people tree can be used prior to the session and then repeated after the session to identify any changes in the participants feeling of where they are after delivery. The tree can also be used after the whole section/project to ask young people to reflect on where they feel were before the project and where they feel that they are now as a result of engaging in the project.