Mental Health Awareness Day

28th April 2018

An awareness day produced and delivered by people with lived experience of mental health issues

This day will provide an introduction to supporting people with mental health issues in faith communities it is 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.

The day has the following aims:

  • 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
  • To be interactive, with discussions taking place within the whole group and within facilitated small groups during the afternoon session (optional)

“More and more individuals are facing challenges in relation to their mental health, which means that more and more friends and family are supporting them, sometimes in very well informed and skilful ways, but sometimes not.  This course offers interested individuals and church communities the opportunity to increase their awareness and confidence in this area and to provide more effective support.  I commend it to you wholeheartedly" The Rt Revd Pete Wilcox, Bishop of Sheffield

The event will be held from 9.30am-4pm on Saturday 28 April 2018 - St. Francis Church, Nostell Place, West Bessacarr, Doncaster, DN4 7JA.

COST: £10 per person or £5 if on low income.  Bookings must be made on the leaflet available to download below.

Leaflet/booking form

 

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