Mental Health

1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives each year.

Approximately 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in England, in any given week [2

Resoures to help become a more mental health friendly church and community

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

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

Mental Health and the Church

Lifting the Lid - Bible study

Lifting the Lid is a six-week Bible study course focus on faith and mental health.

Mental Health Access Pack

The Access Pack has resources covering more than ten mental health subjects to help churches support people struggling with mental health issues.

Welcome me as I Am

Wecome me As I am is an online course that promotes mental health awareness in faith communities and in the wider communities. This is a resource for facilitators, it includes interactive activities.

Access pack

access-pack.zip (3.782 MB)

Mentalhealthguide May2020 1

mentalhealthguide-May2020-1.pdf (1.798 MB)