It’s thought that 1 in 10 young people will self-harm by the age of 16. When you meet that 1 in 10 will you know what to say? Would you know where to direct them for help? Would you know why it could be happening to them?
selfharm.co.uk is taking its training programme to Littlehampton, enabling smaller organisations and individuals to get involved where the in-house training may not be feasible. This training suits youth workers, teachers, counsellors and anyone else who has professional involvement with young people. The 6-hour programme will cover:
• An understanding of why young people self-harm
• Strategies for responding to a disclosure of self-harm
• Questioning skills with young people who self-harm
• Alternative coping strategies for young people who self-harm and the key steps to help them reduce their harming
• An opportunity to develop self-harm policy in-line with organisational requirements.
There are 25 places available. Numbers are kept at this level to ensure all delegates have ample opportunity to feel involved in the variety of activities and discussions offered.
The cost includes refreshments and delegate packs
This session runs from 9.30am (for a 10am start) until 4.30pm (lunch not included)
Click here for full details.
The Youth, Culture and Mission Lectures this year take place in Westminster on Monday 17 June from 11.00am until 5.00pm.
For full details, and to book, click here:
Thanks to Mary Hawes for the heads up on a consultation the BBC is conducting about its programming (TV & Radio) for under 12s. The views of children are being sought as well as those of adults.
Click here to take part.
Teh Safeguarding and Inclusion team at the Diocese have produced their latest newsletter containing important news for all who work with children and vulnerable adults. Click here to access a copy.
Here’s an opportunity to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Who Let The Dads Out? at their conferenceat St Wilfrid’s Church, Cowplain, on 15 June 2013.
A great opportunity for group leaders to meet, encourage and learn from one another.The conference allows church leaders, church family workers and any others looking at ministries for men in a parenting/family context to hear from and learn all about Who Let The Dads Out?
All tickets cost £15.
Bring four people and get a fifth place FREE.
Click here for a flier giving full details
Book with BRF: http://www.brfonline.org.uk/wltdo/
In 2013 the Summer School collaboration between MIW and Psalm Drummers will return to Brighton. The Summer School explores the dynamics of worship and mission through movement and percussion.
Building on a devotional and Biblical foundation the school splits into two training streams, ‘Movement’ and ‘Percussion’. The ‘Movement’ stream includes intercessory and prophetic movement, an exploration of different dance styles and the use of props.
Through group work the ‘Percussion’ stream explores worship and intercession using different rhythms. Many types of hand drums and global percussion instruments are used.
These streams merge together to take worship and intercession out into the community.
One of the highlights of the week are the fun social evenings.
When? Monday 5th – Friday 9th August 2013
More details? Click here
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Taize 2013 led by Bishop Jonathan
Deadline for applications 30th April
The deadline for applications for those wishing to join Bishop Jonathan and others on the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Taize this year (from 6th July – 15th July for young people between 17 & 25) is 30th April. The application form and brochure can be accessed via the website – http://winchestertaize.wordpress.com/application-form-poster/ – or by email from firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cost is around £150 which includes coach travel to and from London, accommodation and meals. If you’ve any questions, email one of the leaders, Angi Nutt or Michael Smith via the pilgrimage email address.