The Commission is grateful to the many contributions of supporting papers on this page. The topics cover Digital; Domestic and Sexual Abuse; Children and Young People; Families; Grief; Mental Health; Relationships, and Support.
The views expressed in the papers listed on this page are those of their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Archbishops or the Church of England.
- Ben Collins, Founder of Innovate & Create, provides his thoughts on the role, place and scope that digital plays in families and households.
Domestic and Sexual Abuse
- Evie Duarte describes the work Independent Domestic Abuse Services (IDAS) does with survivors of sexual violence or abuse in South Yorkshire.
- Power the Fight write about their Therapeutic Intervention for Peace, reflecting a ‘whole systems’ approach to reduce violence.
Children and Young People
- Former Commission Member Krish Kandiah provides his thoughts and recommendations in his presentation The Church and Children in Care.
- Matt Houghton writes about the work of Messy Mornings at Cloverfield LEP Church in the Diocese of Norwich.
- Andy Milne describes the work of Missional Youth Church Network in enabling churches to connect with young people in their local community.
- Luke Owens writes about the work of Eden West Bowling in seeking to build a stronger Christian youth community on the outskirts of Bradford.
- Martin Dickson writes about the work of Safe Families in offering bespoke packages of support to families in crisis or need.
- Ewan Malcolm of Relate writes about the barriers to greater use of mediation and the practical actions government and non-governmental organisations can take to support families.
- Helen Adam writes about family separation and the Church.
- Revd Dr Irene Smale writes about the evolution of the Sunday School as a paradigm for the Church in supporting societal crises.
- Professor Sir Al Aynsley-Green writes about love and loss through anticipatory grief caused by dementia.
- Dr Chi-Chi Obuaya writes about the importance of tackling the stigma around mental health within the Church.
- Revd Professor Christopher Cook outlines the mutuality of concerns between the Christian Church and mental health services.
- Professor Ian Goodyer writes about mental health and psychotherapy in the UK and its implications for clergy.
- Holly Ingram of Tavistock Relationships writes about the role that churches and faith groups can play in supporting individuals and couples when they experience relationship difficulties.
- OnePlusOne write about the difference a joined-up approach spanning government departments would make to relationship support.
- Kulbir Randhawa writes about the work of Asian Family Counselling Service in supporting relationships.
- Mark Dembovksy writes about JCounselling’s vision for relationships support.
- Penny Mansfield CBE and Jenny Reynolds write about the Relational Capability framework.
- Rehana Ismail writes about marriage preparation in the Muslim community.
- Elizabeth Coe of the National Association of Child Contact Centres outlines steps that churches could take to support individuals and couples.