On this page we have collected some of the most helpful and interesting resources available on subjects ranging from worshipping at home and ministering to children and young people with additional needs to mental health and well-being.
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Worship at home
- Simple liturgy to worship at home.
- Bible story videos for every week, following the Church Lectionary.
- Diddy Disciples – build your own worship for church at home.
- Bible Podlets – guided Bible study for adults and children.
- Bible Chat Mat – engaging for a range of ages to talk about faith through a colourable ‘mat’ with thought-provoking pictures, questions and scriptures.
- Creative prayer ideas – using household items.
Worship in church
- Connecting the generations – written by the CYP Team with SAGE (Southwark aging), it includes theology, theory, practical examples of intergenerational ministry and resources you can connect in with to help you intentionally think about how to engage all generations in one place.
- Spiritual Styles webinar – A helpful look at how to cater for the different ways in which people connect with God.
- Zoom top tips for youth work – what to consider for a session on Zoom, including ideas for games and activities.
- Video conferencing with young people: the ‘how to’ with safeguarding advice, parental permission form, a risk assessment and a template to log communications.
- Family Friendly virtual church – for churches engaging with families/congregations online.
- National church guidelines for filming services with the required permissions.
- Useful links from the Diocese on setting up for online worship.
Mental health and well-being
Families of all ages
- A creative journal resource for talking about emotions at home (£5).
- A guide to looking after your mental health and well-being in stressful times.
- Self-care at home – Ideas for looking after the whole family together.
- Mindfulness activities for young children.
- Brave is a resource for young people to explore some of their experiences over the pandemic as part of a group session.
- Be Headstrong is an online space aimed exclusively at young people with a focus on promoting positive mental well-being.
- Exploring mental health and well-being – Seven sessions for youth groups from the Children’s Society.
- Young people’s guide to stressful situations and A guide for young mental health ( both written BY young people FOR young people).
- A guide to supporting young people with their friendships (for leaders) and a friendship guide (for young people).
- Ideas and activities for young people in a pandemic.
- Young Minds – Mental health resources for young people in lockdown.
- Know a potentially marginalised young person or one in challenging circumstances? Noise Solution offers a way to encourage and develop young people through music to improve their confidence and well-being.
- Parent Talk – parents.actionforchildren.org.uk
- National Self Harm Network Forum – www.nshn.co.uk
- This Active Prayer resource helps people of all ages and abilities to focus on different aspects of prayer.
- A list of resources and support for working with CYP with additional needs.
- Faith, spirituality and people with autism – a Master’s paper written by one of the Diocese’s own children’s workers.
- LecDeck is a Lectionary-based youth discipleship resource, available as a pack of cards or a phone app. Lectionary Year C begins on Advent Sunday 2021 and can be purchased for £8. Or buy Years A, B & C for £15.
- Six sessions answering the questions 16- to 19-year-olds want the answers to.
- Youthscape offers innovative resources for young people and those working with them to explore life and faith.
- Youth for Christ – topical sessions on life and faith for online youth work.
- A list of the best online youth evangelism resources (including peer to peer).
- Quarantine Ideas for young people.
- Group challenges for youth groups in isolation.