The Children's Society logo

 

Seriously Awkward:

Youth group resources

Youth resources

Seriously Awkward: Youth group resources

We have produced six youth group sessions that give the latest insight on some of the most challenging issues that face young people today.

 

Our expert knowledge has been boiled down, crafted and refined into

‘six youth group sessions you simply HAVE to run’. 

 

Each session is designed to make a tangible difference to the lives of the young people you work with and to encourage them to do the same for the most vulnerable young people across the country. 

  

 

Go to the Youth Group resources

Self harm statistic

Session one: Identity- anchors the series in the idea that nothing is beyond sharing because nobody is beyond God’s love. 

Session two: Mind matters- explores mental health, well-being and self-harm for young people and their friends. 

Session three: Healthy relationships- provides ways to engage in otherwise awkward conversations.  

Session four: presents sexting- social media and Snapchat from a faith perspective without just saying ‘don’t’. 

Session five: Seriously Awkward- why 16 and 17 year olds are particularly vulnerable and how to support them.

Session six: Make a difference- empowers young people to creatively express themselves and what they’ve learnt. 

But don’t just take our word for it

‘WOW is all I can say! What a rich resource – though a very challenging one for churches to tackle.

Congratulations to The Children’s Society for producing such a practical resource to help young people engage with potentially seriously awkward adolescent issues, develop strategies for navigating them and take action to make a difference for others.’ 

 

 

Mary Hawes, National Children and Youth Adviser

The Church of England

‘We would love to see churches up and down the country authentically engaging young people on issues that far too often go unaddressed because they feel daunting.

Engaging and faith centred, these are six sessions every youth group should run.’ 

 

 

Andrew Weston and Sandy Nunn
United Reformed Church Youth Assembly Moderators 2015-17

Why talk about sexting? 

Sext stat

So what are you waiting for? Our fantastic, free resources are only a couple of clicks away...