This bundle contains resources that you can adapt to use in online youth work sessions, or possibly smaller, socially distanced groups. We've also included resources that will help young people with their mental health and emotional wellbeing in the midst of a pandemic.
There's never been a time when youth work (and the wider church) has had to change and adapt so quickly. Whatever youth work looks like in this next season, we want to help you to support the young people you work with. This bundle contains resources that you can adapt to use in online youth work sessions, or possibly smaller, socially distanced groups. We've also included resources that will help young people with their mental health and emotional wellbeing in the midst of a pandemic.
What's in the bundle?
Head Strong Journal: This journal will take young people on a journey by talking them through each area and how it relates to their mental and emotional health, as well as suggesting loads of fun, creative and reflective activities relating to their mental and emotional wellbeing. The journal looks at 6 key areas in life, how these impact each other, and how caring for each of these areas have more of an impact on our mental health than we may expect. It provides a holistic look at what caring for our mental and emotional health is, and how we can do that in simple ways. The journal is full of quotes, games, activities, reflections and different creative ideas that relate to day to day life.
Affirmation Cards: This set of 6 stylish affirmation quote cards contains inspirational quotes written by young people that emphasise our unique value and purpose. The words are taken from a blog on the selfharmUK website written by a young person about different aspects of their mental health. On the back of each card is the title of the blog and the link to the full blog on the website. The pack also contains an extra card with suggestions of things to do, such as frame them or give them to someone as a gift.
Talking About Emotions Playing Cards: This set of playing cards is all about helping young people explore their emotions - building understanding and helping them grow in self-awareness. As well as being a functioning pack of 52 playing cards, each card has a different question to explore and discuss. The questions are divided into four categories; understanding emotions, coping with emotions, expressing emotions and emotional perspectives. The cards invite young people to engage in conversations whilst you play any card game. The informal approach creates a safe space that's fun and engaging, but also leads to deep and meaningful discussion.
Shuffle: Shuffle is a set of 42 cards, each with a daily challenge designed for teenagers who are exploring the Christian faith. It's a brilliant discipleship resource that gets young people actively engaging in disciplines of reading the Bible, praying, social action, and worship. Young people are invited to play a new card every day for six weeks of experiencing faith in a new way. But if they pick a challenge they don’t feel ready for today, just put it back in the pack and Shuffle.
Showcase: Showcase is a fresh approach to youth ministry that explores how human creativity can help us think about and connect with Christian faith. In this book, we give you alternative ideas for exploring young people’s creativity, and giving them a chance to think and express themselves theologically through this. You’ll get unique challenges to try out, which include a theological dimension—using that art form to engage with and express questions of faith. We’ve made it to be accessible and adaptable: a guide for newcomers as well as a launchpad for your own creative ideas.
Suitable for: Youth Workers
What's in the box?
Head Strong Journal
A pack of Affirmation Cards
A pack of Talking About Emotions Playing Cards
A pack of Shuffle