Social media's good for something. This morning, Facebook reminded me that I'm a Youth Worker, like I could forget. But four years on, am I some sort of superman and is Youth Work actually relevant?
Back in October I wrote about the effect the pandemic was having on our children and young people, their learning, and their lives. Four months on, how far have come?
As dark days set in and the colour drains from our communities, is it a sign of things to come? Once again we're in lockdown. The rules are becoming stricter, and people's wellbeing is bound to take a tumble, especially as the last time we had lockdown we had sun and blue skies to see… Continue reading Sign of the Times
Masks. Who's right? Who's wrong? Who cares? We're in the middle of a pandemic. Has anybody realised that? The world is still in madness, especially here in the UK. Nobody seems to really know whether they should stay in but go out, go out but stay in; keep a distance of two metres unless you… Continue reading Masked Choices
Our children and young people are back at school with a huge benefit to their education and rebuilding of their relationships, but what effect is it having on their wellbeing, and what about those who care for them?
Human contact is one of our basic needs, but does its importance become more evident when it's missing?
As a Youth Leader, my role is to support and advocate for young people, but what do you do when they really don't seem to care?
In a time of uncertainty, is there really hope for the future?