The Diocesan Youth Work department and the Diocesan Resource Centre have a variety of resources available to borrow/hire. From books and DVDs, to giant games and marquees. Click here to download the Resources booklet.
Click here to download details of various Confirmation Resources, suitable for use with your youth group/young people.
‘Thy Kingdom Come’ prayer resources
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are inviting churches to pray for the evangelisation of the nation during the week before Pentecost Sunday, 25 May to 4 June. Click here for prayer ideas for youth groups and families. Click here to go to the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ website.
Addressing Tragedy resource
Following the tragic shooting of Mike Brown in Ferguson Missouri, the Diocesan Youth Missioner put together a framework for churches to address the issues and questions this might provoke in young people. Mary Hawes, National Going for Growth (Children and Youth) Adviser, has adapted it slightly (with permission) so that it could be used following any tragedy, in case churches might find it useful following a death, or global disaster. Click here to download.
PAPYRUS – prevention of young suicide
Every year many hundreds of young people take their own lives in the UK. Many thousands more contemplate suicide; many harm themselves or suffer alone, afraid to speak openly about how they are feeling. PAPYRUS exists to give young people hope and to prevent young suicide. PAPYRUS:
- provide confidential support and advice to young people and anyone worried about a young person
- work with and train professionals
- campaign and influence national policy.
Click here to visit PAPYRUS website.
Below are some local organisations which also offer resources for hire, training opportunities etc:
Pro-Action are a membership organisation, supporting and representing over 200 organisations – from youth clubs to faith-based or sports groups and beyond – to deliver high quality services to over 40,000 children and young people across Hertfordshire. Their support takes the form of face-to-face advice, guidance on meeting legal and best practice requirements, access to free training for staff and volunteers, CRB checks, a quality mark scheme, and much more. They also deliver projects and events directly to young people, including a well-established young people’s training programme.
The 2:67 Project
The 2:67 Project is a small charity that is run by Mike Palin, an experienced and energetic youth worker who has been a great advocate for the work of the Diocesan Youth Service over a number of years. 2:67 has been set up to offer advice, support, encouragement, networking, resources and training in all areas of youth and children’s work across the St Albans and Harpenden area in any and every church/organisation.
Youth Work Weblinks
101 fun ideas for working with young people – by Tony Cook, Youth Adviser for The Diocese of Bath and Wells.
Youth Specialties are the ‘Youthwork’ equivalent in North America and they have some interesting commentaries and resources.
Urban Youth Workers Institute for those who are working in more urban and diverse contexts.
Youthwork the Conference is a key event to resource your youth ministry, usually held in November.
Youthwork Summit is a great day thinking around practice & networking.
MindEd – a web portal which contains a wealth of information for anybody working with children and young people’s mental health issues.