Spiritual care resources

This page contains resources for anyone interested in finding out more about spiritual care activities with children, including suggestions for activities and research carried out in this field. We are always looking to add to this list, so please contact us if you have a resource that you would like to share.

***New Resource***

Supporting Families with Sick Children by Rachel Hill-Brown

This booklet explores some of the challenges for church ministers and pastoral teams of supporting families through having a child with a serious illness or disability. It includes theological issues which may arise, and offers examples, principles of good practice, practical ideas and creative ways of helping families, the wider community and schools as they journey through the ups and downs, joys and tribulations associated with this situation. 

"Supporting families through some of the hardest moments of their lives is a privilege which needs to be approached with sensitivity that matches the fragility of the situation"  

£5.00

To order a copy, please email rbr@bch.nhs.uk.

The BCH chaplaincy team may be able to provide some training for those who would like help supporting families. Please email rbr@bch.nhs.uk to discuss possibilities and costs.

 

Spiritual care activities

Watch our video about how we build resilience and hope

We have various spiritual care activities which we have developed for use with sick children and young people who are in hospital: 

A Room with a View 

Blob tree  

Crayon Art

Dream Space

Elephant in the Room

Examen - Child's instructions

Examen - Instructions for activity leader

Fingerprint pictures

Message in a bottle activity

Roots and Leaves

Rose tinted spectacles - scratch art activity 

Sensory boxes 

Spiritual care bandage

Spiritual care bracelet

Spiritual care bracelet (mental health) 

Teddy hospital (from Yorkhill Children's Hospital)

Useful books, articles and resources:

 

2017 Multi-faith Calendar

Please click here to download our 2017 multi-faith and cultural events calendar, including links with explanations of festivals and activity ideas for celebrating them. 

 

 

Red Balloon Resources

Birmingham Children's Hospital Chaplaincy Department has produced a number of resources which are available to order using the form below.  


Order form

For invoice orders (invoice orders must be over £15) please use the form below to make your order from our Red Balloon Resources.

For orders under £15 please complete and return this order form by post with a cheque included.

Islamic resources

Please enter the quantity you require of each into the field provided

£0.40p each or £5.00 per 20
Overprinting maybe available for large quantities

£4.00 each or £27 per 10
32 pages

£3.00 each or £20 per 10
Booklet for families with child in palliative care (25 pages)

£2.50 each

£4.95
A remedy for grief from the Islamic perspective

£0.70p each or £5 per 10

£0.70p each or £5 per 10

Sikh resources

Please enter the quantity you require of each into the field provided

£5.00 each (currently being reprinted)

Chrisitan resources

Please enter the quantity you require of each into the field provided

£5.00

Held in Hope series: story books for Christian children (for 3-7 year olds):

£5.99 each

£5.99 each

£5.99 each

£5.99 each

Other resources

Please enter the quantity you require of each into the field provided

224 pages
£12 each

A handbook for chaplains, paediatric health professionals, arts therapists and youth workers
£12 each

Training resources

Please enter the quantity you require of each into the field provided

For daily, end of life and bereavement care inc Care Pathways and Care Plans. POA.
Costs will be + 10% for postage. Invoicing is available for orders over £50. Please contact us for prices for orders over 100 items and for overseas orders. We plan to have a website to advertise and purchase for these resources shortly.

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