Jenni Osborn

Youth Worker Wellbeing

Aquatic Living

Aquatic Living I don’t know about you but I’m exhausted. Exhausted from a life lived masking ADHD, exhausted from living through a pandemic with politicians who DGAF about the ‘little people’, exhausted from war and messages of war, exhausted from the effects of age, exhausted from a year of therapy that has had me questioning …

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Christmas Stress

Christmas Stress Some years ago I wrote a blog post entitled ‘Christmas isn’t Easy’ that looking back seems to reveal more about my own chaotic life than perhaps I’d realised. Here’s an excerpt from that post: “If you’re like me you’ve read that title and practically spat out your tea/coffee/wine/hard liquor. Of course, Christmas isn’t …

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Find Your Flow

Finding Your Flow Since I began my business supporting those who support young people, through mentoring, training and writing, I have come across many people very unhappy in their job. Not always because of the specific job they do, but more usually because of the pressure being placed on them. Sometimes that’s from other people, …

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Reflections

Reflections I like to think of myself as a positive person; I have a relentlessly optimistic outlook that can be wearing at times! Every now and then though, I find myself reacting with cynicism, and a passing glance at an email ‘highlight’ this week about the participation of young people in worship has got my …

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Concrete Academy – CPD for Youth Workers in Churches

A couple of weeks ago I had a great podcast chat with James and Mike of the Concrete Academy. I used to work with James on the Mental Health and Young People Think Tank and Mike and I have often chatted on Twitter so it was an easy conversation with lots of laughter – always …

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Ending Loneliness

Ending Loneliness I’ve read a lot about loneliness and the impact it has on people, about the toxicity of individualism and a success driven society, especially where that success is defined by the accumulation of wealth, stuff, followers or influence. This year we have seen much of this life disrupted as we deal with the …

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