Useful Local Organisations
8:16 Counselling provides high quality child and young person focussed counselling for anyone aged between 8 and 16 years of age. Based in Sheffield. Click on the image above to visit the website.
Cellar Space helps young people improve their emotional well-being by working with them on a 1:1 basis. They work on self esteem, pro-social behaviour, dealing with bereavement, emotional literacy, anxiety reduction and art therapy. Based at The Furnival in Burngreave, Sheffield. Click on the image above to visit the website.
The Diocese of Sheffield website has an Education page with information for teachers and governors and about making links between schools and churches. Click on the image above to visit the website.
12% of Sheffield secondary school pupils say they feel depressed or sad most of the time. This site is all about helping 12-18 year olds to help or understand their friends who might be struggling to cope emotionally. Set up in association with Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Includes a useful PSHE lesson plan, video and posters for teachers. Click on the image above to visit the website.
Godly Play is a creative and imaginative approach to Christian nurture that includes an exploration of a Bible story using objects and artefacts. It seeks to help children discover God and to nourish their spiritual development. Click here for more information about Godly Play in Sheffield. Click on the image above to visit the Godly Play UK website.
Golddigger Trust is a Sheffield charity working with young people around issues of self esteem and sexual exploitation. They run 'I'm The Girl I Want To Be' courses for girls (11-18) and 'Made of More' courses for boys (11-18). These are delivered in schools and youth groups around the Sheffield region. They also offer these courses as a weekend residential organised in conjunction with the hosting youth worker/school.
They also run a session called 'Choose your own Adventure' which is about child sexual exploitation, e-safety and abusive relationships for young people aged 13-18.
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Hope Attachment provides training and therapeutic services to enable children with possible attachment issues to receive the understanding and help that they need to have the best possible experience in the classroom. Click on the image above to visit the website.
Hope UK is a national charity providing drug and alcohol education and training for children and young people, parents and youth workers. They equip young people to make drug free choices. They have recently created a new resources section on their website which is full of online resources for schools, churches and families to use at home. Andy Lawley is a working pharmicist and Sheffield and project worker for Hope UK. You can contact Andy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click on the image above to visit the Hope UK website.
“Helping young people have healthy, happy and lasting relationships.”
Sex and relationships present young people with huge pressures and tough dilemmas. Their choices can have lifelong emotional and physical consequences. This Sheffield based charity, started by some local Christian doctors, offers free interactive workshops, presentations (also youth groups) and assemblies to schools in Sheffield. Fiona attended a set of four tailor made sessions at a school CU, where pupils were encouraged to think through their values and boundaries. The pupils gave the sessions great reviews! Click on the image above to visit the website.
'A residential activity centre where young people can hear the Christian message.'
The Oakes is an interdenominational Christian charity, whose aim is to provide a holiday centre for 8-18 year olds. Some camps are for school groups and complement R.E. curriculums and the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (QCDA) units of work. Each camp is action-packed and fun-filled, offering a variety of activities from rafts to crafts. Fiona's children loved visiting! Click on the image above to visit the website.
Preloved offers a free clothing bank, specialising in kids' school uniforms for ages 4 to 18 in South Sheffield and surrounding areas, including Doncaster. Low income families simply contact them to check the availability of clothes for the correct age and gender. They need donations of good quality uniforms, school shoes and PE kits. They accept both branded and non-branded school uniforms. Click on the image above to visit the website.
The RE Team are based in Rotherham and provide support with assemblies, RE teaching, church visits and Godly Play. Contact them for more information or to volunteer with them. Click on the image above to visit the website.
Contact Woodseats Methodist Church about booking their Saints Alive puppets to come to your church, school or outdoor event to bring Bible stories to life. Click on the image above to visit the website.
School Pastors is an initiative of Ascension Trust (who also set up the perhaps better known Street Pastors). The role of the School Pastors is to 'promote safety and aim to reduce anti-social behaviour. School pastors are there to listen, care and help young people to become good citizens.' Their website contains lots of information about becoming a School Pastor. Click on the image above to visit the website.
Sheffield Listening Services is a not-for-profit organisation set up to facilitate exceptional listening initiatives across Sheffield. Click on the image above to visit the website.
The Shine Project works with local schools to encourage young people to raise their aspirations. They can run a variety of sessions in schools promoting themes of Respect, Community, Citizenship and Goodness. They have a band called The Plan that visits schools. Click on the image above to visit the website.
Experience a magical telling of the Christmas story with real life animals on a farm in Totley. Tickets cost £10.50 (£5.50 for children 2 and under) which includes a present and refreshments. More information including directions and a booking form can be found on their website. Click on the image above to visit the website.