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Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness for Churches

Our Mental Health Awareness for Churches is a full day’s training session. It covers the sensitive issues around mental ill health, addressing the stigma, the uncertainty and fear that is often present in some of our churches.

Sue is a qualified and accredited Mental Health First Aider.  Also a Mental Health First Aid trainer and instructor with Mental Health England. With her knowledge and expertise around mental health and Paul’s work pastorally, they have combined their knowledge and designed Mental Health Awareness for Churches. 

We seek to help churches, in a safe and nurturing environment. Facilitating conversations and enabling conversations in talking through mental health from a biblical perspective. We also facilitate open conversations around some of those concerns and apply principles in ways to support and to help and encourage.

We cover topics such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Suicide
  • Self harm
  • Eating disorders 
  • Bipolar and Psychosis
  • Dementia

Poor Mental Health in Church Leaders 

There will be times when our leaders, who carry the load of pastoral work and ministry, can be prone to experiencing a mental health issue.  They will undoubtedly need support and understanding if they struggle with their mental health. Unaddressed, this can lead to breakdown, sickness absence, loss of work, termination of a contract of employment and potentially put their family at risk of losing their livelihood and their home.

We can provide support to church officers and trustees who may need some additional guidance in managing these sensitivities.