Mental Health and The Church


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About this group

‘Mental Health and The Church’ is a priority of the LIFE vision for the Diocese.


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News tagged Mental Health

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This group seeks to enable diocesan staff, churches and communities to welcome people with mental health issues and to be confident in their understanding and support of all those with such issues.

Ensuring the highest standards of good practice and support of those with mental health issues, the group will support clergy, staff and volunteers who encounter people with mental health issues and those who may themselves experience mental health problems.

Working together, we believe we can eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness. We can also encourage county and local statutory bodies (including Health and others) to see the church as a key partner in developing safe and supportive communities for people with mental health issues.

Resources to download & print

How to help someone who is feeling suicidal
Mental Health Helplines

See also: Safeguarding resources

Recommended links:
The (excellent) Campaign Against Living Miserably
Types of mental health, via
Inclusive Church


Lifting the lid course – Livability

This is a six week Bible study course focused on faith and mental health.  Created with small groups in mind, this is a free study resources to help churches explore the topics of emotional and mental wellbeing using the Bible as a guide.  If you would like hard copies of the course please do let Kate Peake know in the Safeguarding Team