SHAKEN 20. Dream of What is to Come

Moments pass. So can painful feelings, and difficult periods of time. Sometimes the difficult situation changes so that it is less difficult. Other times the difficult situation remains, but we change in it, or the help we have in it changes and how we feel in it then...

SHAKEN 19. Explore Counselling

Meet Jen, one of our Listening Space Counsellors. Part of talking regularly to someone about your feelings and thoughts might include speaking to a counsellor. Counsellors are professionally trained to listen really well and they can support people to think about and...

SHAKEN 18. Plan Something Fun

Plan something fun! Having fun can be really helpful during busy, anxious or stressful times. What can you plan to do? A socially-distanced walk with a friend, an online quiz with your youth group, a movie night with your family, or sign up for an internet exercise...

SHAKEN 17. Make Space

When life feels full-on or overwhelming, it can be difficult for us to feel in control. During these times, you may find it helpful to make space in your physical surroundings and in your mind. When life feels full-on, take back some control and organise your space....

SHAKEN 16. Bless

It is Mental Health Awareness Week, and this year the theme is Kindness. Being kind to yourself, but also being kind to others. Sometimes the most surprising, but helpful thing we can do when we feel overwhelmed by our difficult situation is to go and do something...

SHAKEN 15. Cry

Most of us don’t like crying and are embarrassed to. But sometimes the healthiest thing we can do when we are feeling hurt or overwhelmed is to cry and let those feelings out. God made our tears so as we could cry when we needed to. When Jesus’ friend Lazarus died,...