Solutions to bullying course


£149 + VAT per person with FREE six session manual  with lesson plans and structured guidance
This interactive and practical course provides delegates a holistic approach to dealing effectively with bullying in everyday situations.  

‘Solutions to Bullying’ enables the learner to identify the different types of bullying including cyber bullying and dating violence and teach positive strategies and solutions for young people experiencing bullying.

This course also allows for professionals to work in group settings and on an individual basis and to use the practical exercises, tools and techniques to address issues of anger.

Delegates will receive a six session manual with lesson plans and structured guidance
The training course will cover the following topics:

*    Identification of bullying, cyber bullying and dating violence
*    The Cause and Effect of Vulnerability
*    Increasing Empathy
*    Building Assertive and Confidence Building Techniques
*    Body Language; Why and How?
*    Understanding the Impact of our Behaviour
*    Teaching the difference between Passive, Aggressive and Assertive
*    Brave the Rage Bully Defence Tools
*    Increasing Confidence and the ability to react Assertively to Conflict
*    Reflection of Body Anger Zones
*    Positive Conflict Resolution Skills and Anger Management Techniques
*    5 Simple Steps to Mediation
*    Positive Relationships

The course will  run from 10am to 4pm on the following days:
Wednesday 17th April 2013 – Canary Wharf, London
Thursday 18th April 2013 – Birmingham (TBC)
If you wish to book a place on this course, please  download and return the booking form as soon as possible.

Click here to register your interest now!

Charmaine Simpson, Education & Training Administrative Officer

PO Box 45184, London, N15 3XL T: 0203 137 3827 M:07702 958544 F:01425 675107

National Family Week: 27 May to 2 June 2013


national family week

Summer half-term sees the return of National Family Week (it took a break last year because there was so much happening with the Jubilee and Olympics). It’s a great chance for churches to offer activities which reach out to families beyond the church walls. How about a Bank Holiday Picnic, Story-sessions, craft activities, treasure hunts – the only limit is your imagination! Lots more details here.

Faith at Home
Maybe National Families Week could be a chance to encourage families to live their faith at home beyond Sundays. There are links to Family Faith websites here and a Pinterest Board of ideas and resources.

Cultures of grief: bereavement in young people’s worlds

Childhood bereavement networkLondon, May 2nd.

How can we best support grieving children across different cultural backgrounds? How is bereavement tackled in cultural forms – books, music, films and social media – for children, young people and families?

Book now for the Childhood Bereavement Network’s 2013 conference to hear key speakers and discuss with colleagues how culture and grief interact in the lives of children and families, and what this means for the services supporting them.

Speakers include Julia Eccleshare, Children’s Books Editor at the Guardian; Imam Yunus Dudhwala, Head of Chaplaincy and Bereavement Support at Newham University Hospital; Tony Walter from the Centre for Death and Society at Bath University; Dr Kate Hersov, Co-Founder of Medikidz; Paula Hearsum, lecturer and former music journalist, and many more. This conference is suitable for anyone working directly or indirectly with bereaved children, young people and their families.

Making disciples in Messy Church

Messy Church Disciples

Since its outset in 2004, Messy Church has grown throughout many countries worldwide, with over 1700 churches registered. Whilst this is a source of encouragement, those who have a passion for this fresh expression recognise the need for congregations to grow in discipleship as they grow numerically. In his new book, Paul Moore looks at models of discipleship and how they are found and can be developed in Messy Churches. If you are wondering if Messy Church is making a difference, or if you are sceptical about it as a means of discipleship, Paul Moore’s book will help address these questions.

As a founder member of the first Messy Church and someone who has visited many others, Paul Moore has followed the development of this movement with particular focus on research into the theological and practical aspects of nurturing faith and making disciples. His experience and observation have enabled him to take a broader perspective on how Messy Churches can affirm faith, share the Christian message yet also grow in discipleship.

Paul Moore is Vicar of St Wilfrid’s Church, Cowplain, an Anglican church near Portsmouth, and a member of the team that launched the first Messy Church in 2004.

Making Disciples in Messy Church was published on 22 March 2013, £6.99, ISBN 978 0 85746 218 3 and is available from

For more information, or to arrange an interview with Paul Moore contact Sue Fulford on 01865 319708