Setting Free: Mental health, addiction & prison – Next BA conference, Saturday 11 March

We are pleased to announce that our next event is taking place in spring, focused on the related topics of substance addiction, mental health and prison life.

With guest speakers:
Revd Jonathan Aitken, Prison Chaplain at HMP Pentonville
Dr Paul McLaren, Consultant Psychiatrist , Priory Group
• Another healthcare professional working in private psychiatry

The event will take place in the wonderful surroundings of The Charterhouse in central London (close to Barbican and Farringdon stations, at Charterhouse Square, EC1M 6AN) on Saturday 11 March 2023, beginning at 11.00am and finishing by 3.00pm.

This conference is the third on in our recent series and will offer the chance to hear from those working in frontline services and ministry on how they support those facing mental health problems and substance addiction in different settings, and how faith groups might also better help such individuals.

All our events seek to reflect the importance the charity places on ‘being alongside’ those experiencing mental health difficulties, and the role of supportive pastoral care as part of holistic treatment.

Tea and coffee will be served on arrival, and a buffet sandwich lunch will also be available. Donations are invited to cover the cost of this catering; the day itself is entirely free.

Please note that while all are welcome, this is a conference setting and we are not able to offer professional support to individuals in this context.

For more details and to reserve your free place please contact Lucy Roose at or on 07496 909828.