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- Session Plans and Resources

 

A lot of the youth clubs we've been in contact with have told us it would be good to have easy access to some issue based youth work sessions they can use in their clubs.  To help, we have created a series of session plans that are ready to download and use.

Each session addresses a specific topic and lasts about an hour.  The downloads contain a step by step guide for running the session, as well as the resources you need so that any preparation club workers need to do is kept to a minimum. 

"I have found the session plans to be a great resource for guided sessions with our young people, they are informative as well as fun, they are quick and easy to use. I am very grateful for such a valuable resource."
Claire Bailey, Milborne Port Youth Club
 

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Not sure which session to run? 

If you're not sure which topics to cover with your youth group, you could start with our Needs Assessment Quiz.  This is a fun quiz with a mix of general questions and some issue related ones.  The responses you get to the issue related questions will provide some useful clues about which topics it is worth running a session on.


 

Alcohol 

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Bullying 

 

 

Drugs 

 

 

Equality and Diversity 

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Friendship

 

 

Girls Work 

(these sessions may also be suitable for work with young men)

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Health and Wellbeing

 

Healthy Relationships

(Created by Cat King, UK Youth Parliament member) 

 

Job Hunting

 

 

Life Skills 

 

Mental & Emotional Health 

 

Money 

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Personal Safety

 

Pets

 

 

Running your club

 

 

Safeguarding 

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Self Esteem

 

 

 

Sex and relationships 

 

 

 

Smoking

 

 

 

Social Media

 

 

Our Social media Handbook provides a brief introduction to some of the current social media platforms, along with information and guidelines on safe ways for you to use social media as part of your youth work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will continue to add more session plans, but if there are any topics you would particularly like us to cover please email us at youthservice@somerset.gov.uk to let us know. 

 

Please note:

This resource may be used free of charge by local authorities and community groups for the benefit of young people. Its use for commercial gain is prohibited without the prior written consent of the Somerset County Council Youth & Community Service Manager. Any unauthorised copying or distribution will constitute an infringement of copyright.