Events

January 2022

Tue
25

Human Rights in Children's Mental Health Inpatient Services: Open Session

Venue: Online

As part of BIHR’s Human Rights in Children’s Inpatient Mental Health Services project, funded by NHSE England, The British Institute of Human Rights are offering 5 open access free human rights workshops. These 90 minute workshops are for children, young people, parents, loved ones, self/advocates and lived experience groups.

Please see website for more information: https://www.bihr.org.uk/open-access-workshops

Wed
26

A TISCA evening with... Graham Daniels, General Director of Christians in Sport

Venue: Online

 
A free online talk by Graham Daniels, Christians In Sport GD. 'Influencing and Influencers' Being in the world but not of the world.
Wed
26

The Tortoise and the Hare: Learning from both rapid response and ongoing research about the impact of the pandemic on young people’s mental health

Venue: Online

Free webinar:

This is the first in a new series of the So What? seminars sharing youth mental health research evidence and exploring its implications for policy and practice.

This seminar will explore evidence of the impact of the pandemic on child and youth mental health emerging from different research approaches. This will be followed by a panel session discussing the practical implications of the findings.

Speakers:

  • Professor Jessica Deighton – Director of Applied Research and Evaluation, Anna Freud Centre
  • Dr Ola Demkowicz – Lecturer in Psychology of Education, University of Manchester
  • Dr Emma Ashworth – Lecturer in Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Dr Rosie Mansfield – Research Fellow, UCL
Thu
27

Webinar - Chaplains: Loss and Spiritual Resilience

Venue: Online

This webinar is the first opportunity for the NICER team to present an update of the initial findings related to the funded project.

 As well as hearing about the research findings, there will also be an opportunity for you to share your thoughts and practice in smaller discussion groups that focus on two key questions:

 

  • Who is listening to the chaplains?
  • Where are the opportunities to nurture spiritual resilience in year 7 induction programmes?

About the Project

Consolation and hope in a time of crisis is a two-year funded research project beginning in June 2021. It aims to investigate how experienced chaplains from Church of England and Catholic sectors can help mitigate the consequences of the various aspects of loss and suffering, caused by Covid-19 disruption, for year 7 pupils during their induction year. The project has a particular interest in pupils disproportionately disadvantaged by Covid-19 disruption, including pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds and pupils receiving pupil premium.

For further information on our work, please go to: https://nicer.org.uk/spiritual-resilience

Speakers

Dr Ann Casson

Ann Casson is a senior research fellow at the National Institute for Christian Education Research (NICER) at Canterbury Christ Church University. Prior to becoming a full-time researcher, she taught Religious Education in secondary schools in the North East of England. Her present research project is Faith in the Nexus - investigating how schools and churches contribute to the spiritual development of young people.  

Ann Pittaway

Ann has twenty years experience of RE teaching in the secondary school sector. As well as successfully leading RE departments, Ann was also an Assistant Headteacher responsible for teaching and learning. She joined the NICER team in May 2020 as the Research and Development Leader and has particular interests in leadership in a Christian school context; spiritual and faith development of young people and cross- curricular Christ-centred teaching and learning.

Fri
28
CCE
EVENT

Teaella

Venue: Online

Teaella, which means ‘Heaven sent',  is a meeting each month giving you a chance for tea and talk with fellow chaplains across the UK.

A time to share news and views – ask questions and relax together.

To register for this meeting, please click on the link below.

February 2022

Sun
6

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Sun
20

Love Our Schools #loveourschools

Venue:

All through the year hundreds of prayer groups meet together to pray because they want to support their local schools. As we look forward to the new hope that springtime brings, we encourage Christians up and down the country to join together to ‘Love our schools!’  They are also available in the Welsh language.

Prayer groups and individuals can set aside a time of prayer for their schools, using our specially written Pray for Schools resources. And then, having prayed, perhaps God will lead you further – to ‘Bless our schools’ in practical ways in the coming weeks and months! Join in the “Love our schools” initiative and use #loveourschools

Thu
17

"I don't go to church BUT..." The tour

Venue: Online/venues to be confirmed

95% of under-18s don't go to church BUT many are open to faith.  Join Scripture Union to explore how you and your church can make the most of this opportunity to reach 'the 95' with the good news of Jesus!

The "Idon't go to church BUT..." tour will be heading out around England and Wales again in early 2022.  Venues for February/March are being confirmed and bookings will open mid-January 2022

On Thursday 17th February there will be an online version of the tour, bookings open soon!

Fri
25

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Sat
26

Step by Step: Children's Minstry Conference 2022

Venue: Barton Manor Hotel, or online

That's right! It is that time of year again: the Children's Ministry Conference! And this year you do not want to miss out. We have some incredible speakers and fantastic workshops all focusing on how the church can help children navigate times of transition and change. Don't we all need this with the year we have had? 

But that's not all! There will also be giveaways, worship, food, fellowship, take home resources and you will even be given an exclusive preview into some of the exciting projects coming your way very soon. What's not to like? 

Join us overnight (Friday into Saturday) or for the day on 26th February either in person at the Barton Manor Hotel, or online. Book your place now to be sure you don't miss out!

Fri
25
CCE
EVENT

Teaella

Venue: Online

Teaella, which means ‘Heaven sent',  is a meeting each month giving you a chance for tea and talk with fellow chaplains across the UK.

A time to share news and views – ask questions and relax together.

To register for this meeting, please click on the link below.

March 2022

Mon
7

Traumatic bereavement: supporting children and young people at school or college

Venue: Online

This evidence-based course has been developed by experts from the UK Trauma Council, and is delivered by the Clinical Co-Lead of the Traumatic Bereavement resource portfolio.

This course is for SENCOs, mental health or pastoral leads and for those who have a role in school or colleges directly supporting children and young people’s mental health.

Delivered online, the course will introduce traumatic bereavement, explain how it differs from more typical grief, and explore practical approaches to support children and young people in education settings who may have experienced a traumatic bereavement.

The number of delegates is intentionally limited to ensure that there is time and space for discussions and scope to tailor the content to the specific needs of the group.

Fri
11

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Thu
1

CAMHS National Summit 2022: Transforming Mental Health Services for Children & Young Adults

Venue: Online

This national conference focuses on transforming mental health services for children and young people, ensuring early intervention, and developing integrated services with clear care pathways from first intervention to crisis and inpatient care. The conference will also look at national developments and learning from the Covid-19 pandemic and how CAMHS has had to adapt and innovate to provide effective care. The conference will address suicide prevention and learning from suicide and also safeguarding and CAMHS. 

You can claim a 20% discount with code hcuk20CHE. 

Wed
16

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Wed
11

Lifting the Lid

Venue: Online

A series of nine online forums considering how to raise a Faithfull Generation.

Fri
25
CCE
EVENT

Teaella

Venue: Online

Teaella, which means ‘Heaven sent',  is a meeting each month giving you a chance for tea and talk with fellow chaplains across the UK.

A time to share news and views – ask questions and relax together.

To register for this meeting, please click on the link below.

Sat
26

Abide: The Gathering

Venue: Archbishop Temple School

Abide: The Gathering is an event for 11-17 year olds where we will be exploring life, world issues and our faith together. Taking place on Saturday 26th March at Archbishop Temple School, we will hear some incredible people's life stories, have illuminating times of worship, engaging workshops PLUS plenty of games, forfeits, giveaways and so much more! And what's more, it's FREE! Visit our website to find out more.

Sat
26

Youth For Christ - Sometimes It Hurts: Day Conference

Venue: Perth or online

'Sometimes It Hurts’ is a mental health and emotional well-being day conference. The training you will receive aims to equip you in your context to support children and young people with their emotional mental health and well-being. The day itself contains several seminar streams delivered by front line professionals, complemented by important keynote topics that are relevant to all settings.

 

April 2022

Wed
27

The Methodist Church Learning Network - Connecting Chaplains

Venue: Online

At our next Connecting Chaplains we’ll be looking at how reflective practice can enrich your ministry as a chaplain. What might this look like? Does the process of reflective supervision have anything to say to practising chaplains? 

We'll be joined by Jane Bingham (dedicated Ministerial Development Officer for Supervision) and Phil Maltby, (Methodist Forces Board Project Officer and trained reflective supervisor within the Methodist Church) to help us unpack this issue.

 

Fri
29

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Sat
7

19TH ANNOTATION OF THE SPIRITUAL EXERCISES

Venue: Online

The 19th Annotation retreat involves weekly or bi-weekly meetings with a spiritual director, where retreatants will be guided through the Spiritual Exercises following a pattern of meditation, contemplation, Scripture, and other prayers. This 19th Annotation retreat will be delivered via Zoom and usually lasts between 9-12 months depending on the frequency of meetings with the spiritual director. There will also be the option of coming to St Beuno’s as part of the experience, but the retreat can also be done entirely via Zoom.

For an application form please contact St Beuno’s office:  info@beunos.com

Please see link below for further information.

May 2022

Sat
7

North West Children & Youth Work Thing

Venue: All Hallows Catholic High School, Penwortham

The North West Children & Youth Work Thing is an equipping event for all those involved in ministry with children and young people in the local church to encourage, inspire, to grow and build them as leaders.

As an ecumenical event we draw on the experience of advisers, missioners and officers from different denominations and Christian organisations represented across the North West of England.

Sun
15

WMCFEC - Further Education Sunday

Venue:

This is a new initative from WMCFEC for colleges and churches to use as an opportunity to celebrate and pray for colleges in their community.  A wide range of resources will be made available in advance.

Please see link for the first in a number of short trailers advertising the event.