Resources: Training

Mental Health Access Pack

This usable, accessible and easily navigated site has been created to: -- increase discussion and sharing of ideas surrounding mental health and the Church -- equip the Church with knowledge and tools through theological, psychological and medical perspectives and signposting. Crucially, it will enable the Church to be supportive of people in their communities who are struggling with mental health issues. This online resource is an exciting joint venture between Livability and Mind and Soul. With 1 in 4 people experiencing a mental health issue at some point in their lifetime, this is an important issue for the church to engage with effectively.

Pretty much everything you need to know about working with…under 5’s, 5-7s. 8-10s, 11-14s.

These books give a great background to working with each particular age group and also lots of practical advice for running your group and helping the young people to explore the bible together.

Top ten tips for getting everyone involved

The top ten tip series of books from SU England and Wales are excellent ways to strengthen the quality of your children and youth work. This video tells you a wee bit about the new book "Top ten tips for working with small groups and getting everyone involved". You can buy them from the SU England and Wales website or they are also available at the Glo Bookshop in Motherwell.

What is autism?

A helpful video to help increase your understanding of autism.

About Connecting Points

Connecting Points is a initiative of the Parish Development Committee of Hamilton Presbytery, The Church of Scotland. For further information, please contact Linda Walker.