Mental Health Awareness Day
6th May 2017
An awareness day produced by people with lived experience of mental health issues. 9.30am – 4pm on 6 May 2017 at The Minster Church of All Saints Rotherham, Church Street, Rotherham, S60 1PD.
An introduction to supporting people with mental health issues in faith communities.
This awareness day is provided by the Diocese of Sheffield’s Mental Health Working Group on behalf of the Diocesan Faith and Justice Board. It is subsidised by the Diocese.
Who Is The Awareness Day For?
- People with mental health issues, and those who give support and care
- Those who run groups that may be relevant to people with mental health issues
- Faith and community leaders, pastoral workers
- To reduce isolation, stigma and discrimination
- To increase the capacity of faith communities to support and value people with mental health issues
- To increase our understanding of what emotional and mental distress is, and of ways in which our wellbeing can be improved
Outline of the Day
- Coffee and arrivals
- Introduction to the day and discussion of participants’ expectations
- What is mental ill health?
- What do mental health services do and how can they be accessed?
- Explore what we can do in our own community and what we can do to help
- Opportunity to talk to the leaders afterwards
- Please bring your own lunch