Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage
Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage

The Bamboo Effect – Encouraging Mental & Emotional Resilience

How can the Church provide spaces where our young people develop the ability to manage and reduce their stress and anxiety levels?

How do we actively create culture which is an antidote to the driven, stressful world we all live in?

How is our faith a radical way to encourage a generation of mentally and emotionally healthy young people?

This session aims to explore these questions and look at some potential ways forward which we can adapt fit our own situation.

Speaker: Claire Banham

Claire Banham is a Licensed Reader, part of the Ministry Team of St Helen’s, Wheathampstead and is Project Youth Worker for local charity ‘267’.  She has been involved in youth work since 2001 and now has two of her very own “yoot” to practice on at home!  Recent experience of helping a family member struggling with anxiety led Claire to set up The Haven, a support group for young people who need a safe place of support to help them manage and reduce their anxiety levels.  Claire is also working towards being an Accredited Life Coach & is loving working with a Fresh Expression in Wheathampstead called Tea Time Church.

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