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Skip to 0 minutes and 21 secondsHi, Jack.

Skip to 0 minutes and 27 secondsHow are you doing today? Good. Good.

Skip to 0 minutes and 35 secondsYou know, your mum and I were talking recently. We were saying you haven't had any of your friends over recently. And, you know, we haven't given you a lift to Dan's or Bob's. Do you fancy going and seeing one of your mates? I'm fine. No? I mean I could give you a lift today. I've got time. I'll happily give you a lift. I'm fine. What about tomorrow? I've got time, actually, almost all day. In the morning, or well, you're not going to want the morning. You're never up. But, in the afternoon, I could give you a lift in the afternoon. No, I'll just relax. Mum and I were saying that we're really, It's really good that you can relax.

Skip to 1 minute and 26 secondsBut you don't see your mates, you don't help around the house, you don't, I mean, your mum said your room looks like a bomb site. You need to tidy your room.

Skip to 1 minute and 43 secondsJack? You need to tidy your room. It's fine.

Skip to 1 minute and 56 secondsDo you like this one?

You say, they hear: Part 1

In order to give a better sense of what miscommunication might look like, we have produced a short simulated video of Jack and Pete speaking to each other. Please note, for the purposes of the course, these characters are played by actors.

We want you to consider the following points before moving on to the next Step:

  • What do you think is going on in Jack and Pete’s minds?
  • What are they thinking?
  • How are they feeling?

Share your ideas below. Take the time to read and respond to posts by other learners or ‘Like’ those posts that you think make a good point. Don’t forget to mark this Step as complete before moving on.

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This video is from the free online course:

Understanding Depression and Low Mood in Young People

University of Reading