For young people struggling with their mental health, professional, external help won’t always be sought. Gry Apeland explores recent research into ‘self-care’ practices and the reasons for their appeal.
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The number of students training for Christian youth and/or children’s work is in decline. Why is that, and what does it mean for the future?
A new report from the YMCA explores how and why young people craft and curate images of themselves online.
A recent Netflix show focusses on the destructive reality of Coercive Control. This article explores this subversive form of psychological manipulation, how young people might be affected by it, and what can be done to help.
What does ‘hope’ look like for young people – what difference does it make? How can youth workers learn from a theologically grounded vision of hope?
New statistics confirm that one in five young women reported self-harming. SelfharmUK’s Jess Whittaker explores the factors that motivate self-injury and how loved ones can help.
Lucie Shuker and Jo Fitzsimmons sat down to discuss ‘Mental Health of Children and Young People in England, 2017’ which was published in November 2018. The second part of their conversation is recorded below.
Lucie Shuker and Jo Fitzsimmons sat down to discuss ‘Mental Health of Children and Young People in England, 2017’ which was published in November 2018. This is part one of their conversation.
The largest ever UK study into loneliness has just been published and it's on the rise amongst young people. What needs to be done?
How can youth workers help teenagers with their questions, doubts and with building a resilient faith? Dr Ruth Perrin offers reflections following her extensive research.