With the Oscars making the headlines this week, Joseph Hartropp takes a look at how grasping something of the Marvel universe can give a boost to your connection with your children and young people.  More

How are we going to engage in effective children’s and youth work so we reach the many who don’t have links with the faith? With a collective pause in... More

Video games are often a cause of worry for parents and carers. How much gaming time is too much gaming time? What are these violent games doing to fragile... More

The Blobs were created in the 80s by myself and Pip Wilson, who came up with the idea. He was trying to communicate with the very hard-to-reach groups of young people, particularly young men, and wanted... More

We are not meant for isolationThis is clear from the struggles families and individuals are facing right now. We are being forced out of our physical communities and children are being thrown from their... More

A picture says a thousand words. Or so they say. And in our visual culture, this has come to mean more than ever as image based social media, such as Instagram and Snapchat, are more popular than ever.As... More

Billy is 5, and as far as his family can remember he has always been afraid of insects. Recently, however, this fear has increased to the extent that he refuses to play outside and insists on staying inside... More

For the first time gaming addiction is now listed as a mental health condition by the World Health Organization (WHO), which means it will also be treatable on the NHS.I first heard this while watching... More

I’ve grown up in the social media world where the people of influence are YouTubers and TikTokers, not footballers and TV stars. In this world, mental health awareness has been on the rise with YouTuber’s... More

Whenever I think back to some of the darkest days of my youth, the people who walked alongside me, fought for me and cared for me when I couldn’t care for myself, there is one thing that they all have... More