Mental Health and wholeness hub

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Mental Health
Healing and Wholeness
Deliverance
Active discussion around Mental Health

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Diocesan MH Contacts

Archdeacons – they’re very friendly!

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Working together, we believe we can eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness. We will all encounter some form of Mental Health issue at some point, whether in our own lives or with those whom we love, and certainly any path to wholeness is not an easy one!

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

Urgent Mental Health support:

Calm: the Campaign Against Living Miserably
Samaritans.org
If someone is at risk right now, dial 999.

Healing ministry group meeting

Harnhill Centre of Christian Healing
Guided retreats, prayer ministry, and healing services: Harnhill provides a safe and welcoming space here in Gloucestershire.
Your Circle Gloucestershire
Lots of information about local groups, societies, clubs, and services in Gloucestershire.
Personal stories of healing
A summary of the book Wholeness (You can buy the book here)

Healing and Wholeness

The Bishop of Gloucester has appointed an advisory group as a resource to encourage and enable the development of Christ’s ministry of healing and wholeness.

Diocesan Healing contact

Please contact the Bishop’s Adviser, Sheila Appleton:
Tel. 07946 723851

The Bishop’s Advisor is supported by Associate Advisers, one of whom may be asked to help with your request. In the first instance, please text, phone or email Sheila Appleton and she will direct your request as appropriate.

Guidelines for Healing

Growing a Healing Ministry
Diocese of Gloucester Guidelines for the Healing Ministry
The CofE House of Bishops’ guidelines for good practice

Deliverance Ministry

A Bishop’s Advisory Group supports clergy on matters relating to deliverance ministry in its widest sense. This includes specific cases, encouraging good practice, and providing training from time to time. The group’s remit lies within the framework of national guidelines for deliverance ministry produced by the House of Bishops.

Clergy may contact the group at any time using a dedicated mobile phone number and a member of the group will return the call within 24 hours. If the phone number is not known or mislaid, it can be obtained from the Bishop’s Office, 01452 835511.