Mental Health Forum
The Mental Health Forum is a working group of clergy and lay members which was set up to help raise awareness of and to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health. Here you will find resources, ideas and event information to help you in your parishes.
1 in 4 Document
1 in 4: Mental health and your church - A resource for church communities
Many aspects of church and parish life help create the conditions for good mental health and parishes can also offer valuable support to those with an existing mental health problem and to their carers. This document is a response to those who feel uncertain about how best to help and have requested further support and information in order to feel equipped and resourced to deal with the issues and challenges.
The 1 in 4 document is now avaliable as webpages. Please click below to visit the pages
- Intro and background
- What is mental health?
- How parishes can promote mental health
- Support for people experiencing mental distress
- Common mental health problems
- Good practice in relation to the language we use
- It Worked for us
- Valuing Difference and Diversity
- Planning a new project
- Promoting a safe church
Mental Health Access Pack Helping the church support those struggling with mental health issues
Resources and links for churches/young people to engage with the issues of low self esteem in young people.
Inter-Diocesan Counselling Service
Confidential counselling for clergy and immediate families, independent of the diocesan structures, but which has their support. Available within the Dioceses of Blackburn, Carlisle, Chester, Liverpool and Manchester
This is the Anglican Association of Advisers in Pastoral Care and Counselling; a national network for people carrying this responsibility in their diocese. It includes an on-line directory of contacts in different dioceses.
For more information contact Jane Knight, Head of Counselling Services.
Tel: 01270 652034 / 07918 732806 (These are dedicated, confidential numbers)