Date(s) - Saturday, January 13th, 2018
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
St Hugh's Church
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“Mental Health Matters: It Could be You”, a day conference to look at how churches can create space to talk about mental health and well being with our congregations, and the challenges of poor mental among people in our communities.
As we know, members of churches sometimes struggle to show that we care and how to connect with those affected with mental health problems. We would like to explore ways churches can promote mental wellbeing as prevention, provide early support for the mental health needs of their own congregations and work towards reducing social isolation and stigmatisation among members who may be affected in that way.
The event is organised by the Department of Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation (JPIC) department of the Diocese of Southwark and St Faith’s, North Dulwich in partnership with South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation.
The aim of this conference is to:
- Increase awareness of mental health issues
- Understand the role of religion in mental health promotion and recovery
- Develop the ability to reflect on both good and bad practices within faith groups
- Deepen self-knowledge and awareness
There will be two rounds of workshops covering a wide range of subjects including: how to identify if someone needs help, supporting optimal mental health (with or without mental illness), depression, causes and consequences of poor mental health, difference between delusions and demonic possessions, supporting people with mental health needs living within faith communities…to list a few.
It will be also an opportunity to share about a 10 week free course in ‘Spiritual and Pastoral Care in Mental Health’ organised by South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS.
HOT LUNCH PROVIDED
For more information contact Marlene.Collins@southwark.anglican.org and on 020 7939 9418/415
We hope to see you there.