We spoke to Joel Harris, intern and head of youth and social media at mental health charity Kintsugi Hope, about how we can be supporting our children and young people's emotional wellbeing. Joel gives his five top tips to staying mentally healthy in isolation and talks us through how to do schoolwork from home.
We spoke to Simon Barker from Scripture Union about how to reach out to and disciple young children in this strange time. He also suggested some ideas around Easter.
How do we celebrate Holy Week and Easter in a fresh way with families, particularly now we’re in lockdown? We spoke to Lucy Hall from Wintershall who shared her experience as an educator and a mother.
Crises often brings out our true colours. We spoke to Hope Together's, Dan Randall, about how Christians are coming together to reach out to young people in their communities. He also shared how to do evangelism during Holy Week and Easter, even during lockdown.
We spoke to youth evangelism officer for the Church of England, Jimmy Dale, about equipping young people to do evangelism and how we can use Easter to reach out to those who have never heard the gospel.
We spoke to Guvna B about his new album and how we can support vulnerable young people. Plus, what does Easter look like for Guvna B?
Holy Week can be an opportunity to think about some of the more difficult elements of our faith. We spoke to Sam Donoghue from the Diocese of London about how to speak to young children about death and grief.
The Coronavirus pandemic has forced us to think about how we do faith at home. But, how do we do that in a way that helps children explore their own faith? What does Easter look like in this setting? And how do we talk to children about difficult topics like death and resurrection? Ruth Jackson spoke to Gill Ambrose, Chair of Trustees for Godly Play UK.
Ruth Jackson spoke to Azande Mbhele, UK lead for Youth Alpha, about her faith journey as a child and how to help young people reach out to their friends, even in the midst of a global crisis. You can see video clips of Azande and Ruth’s conversation on the YCW Facebook page.
Caroline Flack’s tragic suicide has reminded us how important it is to protect our children’s mental health. YCW editor Ruth Jackson spoke to Amy Sixsmith, the diocesan mental and wellbeing youth worker for the Manchester Diocese, about how we can do this.