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Mental Health

We sometimes struggle to show that we care and how to connect with those affected with mental health problems. Isolation and stigmatisation are some of the issues people with mental health problems will face in their communities.

Empathy and a well-structured pastoral engagement with and between church members will help in reducing the isolation of its members as well as of other people in the wider community.

We have put together a selection of resources which we hope you will find useful to look at how churches can create space to talk about mental health and wellbeing with their congregations, and the challenges of poor mental among people in the wider community. Some of the resources such as the Money Saving Expert Mental Health Guide are designed for a wider audience and so can be used by secular organisations and community groups as well.

Resources to help you become and more mental health friendly church

Mental Health and the Church

Lifting the Lid – Bible study
Lifting the Lid is a six-week Bible Study course focused on faith and mental health

Mental health access pack
A resource pack to help churches support those with mental health issues.

Christianity and mental health
Theos Think Tank

Mental health and debt
Moneysavingexpert Mental Health Guide

Resources to equip churches, faith organisations and the the wider community

Welcome me As I Am – Understanding Mental Health Needs in Our Parish and Deanery community. This is a resource pack for Facilitators. It includes interactive activities.

Online Resource for Those Touched by Dementia

Time To Change – Resources for Churches