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Trauma is a much misused word; it actually emanates from the Ancient Greek term meaning an injury...psychological trauma breaks through our normal defenses...
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Psychological fist aid is recommended and supported by the World Health Organisation, including special guidelines for children
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Following the tragic Grenfell fire - how do we process trauma, what helps with PTSD and how can the church respond?
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trauma, ptsd, terror, counselling, debriefing
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Do you find that you are more stressed with your phone or without it? Do you start your day with coffee or with emails? In a busy world managing your phone time can have a big impact upon your mental health...
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In all of the growing discussions, I hear little, if any, discussion about mental health as experienced by older people...
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A theology of mental health is rooted in 'The Suffering Victorious Christ'. Without this, we will always been in danger of defaulting to stigmatizing assumptions.
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In this 45 minute Q and A that took place at St Alban's Church, London, Will Van Der Hart tracks through the journey of MASF as well as addressing many of the issues facing Christians with Mental Health issues.
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Depression asks the believer to grapple, even wrestle with aspects of their faith. And sees growth.
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depression, everyday
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You are probably doing more than you think. We need many and varied approaches. Keep going!
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suicide, prevention
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Sometimes life with a mental illness can just be about getting through the day. But life with God is about more than survival.
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Shame affects us all. Many leaders are bound by shame and find it increasingly difficult to lead authentically...
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leadership, shame
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Mental health recovery is not a linear experience, take small steps every day. Expect hard days as well as good days and try to take a recovery view over months not weeks. Remember to be kind to yourself, recovery ins't a race!
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MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people's mental health for all adults.
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kids, families, CAMHS
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As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge encourage us to have conversations about mental health - how can the church help those struggling? Our very own Kate Middleton shares some thoughts.
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church, mental health, recovery
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A personal story of how faith and church has helped one person on the road to recovery from mental health problems
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church, healing, testimony, self harm, worship
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Is God up there and out of touch, or down here and out of ideas? Or is He neither - but in both places? What does the Easter story tell us about how to understand mental illness?
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easter, hope, praise
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An inviting and safe environment to ‘just be’ express and explore ways to look after your own emotional well-being and mental health
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drama, drama therapy, express, promises, stuck, feel
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Can you praise God when you are suicidal? It is possible to move from thinking of killing yourself to thinking of worshipping the Almighty?
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suicide, poetry, hymns, praise, suicidal
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Moving on from a suicide attempt with the help of the Lord. The before, during and after.
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testimonies, suicide, depression
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This draft Pastoral Care Policy is for you to use, amend and inplement in your own pastoral setting.
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leaders, church, pastoral care, policy
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Rather than focus on illness, this course focusses on being happy - which is something you can work towards more than you might think
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course, happiness, livability
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2008 was not my year. I endured loss of a job, rape, and my first psychotic episode at Disney World, of all places! This is my story.
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testimonies
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Catch up on BBC Radio 4's Beyond Belief Program featuring Mind and Soul
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Audio
radio, belief
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Rural communities can be wonderful - but also isolating. Farmers face increasing pressures and have high suicide rates. What helps?
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rural, farmers, countryside, suicide
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In times of real emotional distress it can be so hard to know where to turn, for help. This is a piece I have written about Psalm 42.
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comfort, hope, distress
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What types of medication are available? Do they work? Should Christians take them? Read our new overview article.
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depression, medication, drugs, antipsychotics, antidepressants
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Children's emotions can be scary - especially in the context of all the warnings about children's mental and emotional health. So how should we respond as parents?
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children, anxiety, parenting
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Self-Help Strategies To Weather The Storms Of Addiction Withdrawal
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addiction, withdrawal, alcohol
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How to get help when someone you know might be experiencing a psychotic illness
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get help, urgent, psychosis
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What are the different types of counseling available and when should each be used.
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counselling, therapy
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Important news about the future of Premier Mind and Soul...
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With the onslaught of New Year hopes and expectations - how can we cope with things don't seem to be any different.
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new year, resolution, prayer
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Learning to apply the grace of God in the midst of a distressing anxiety disorder.
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testimonies, anxiety, grace, hiding place
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Every year, milions of people plan to or are forced to migrate. They have unique mental health problems, and the church a unique persepctive.
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migration, mental health, trauma
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And it all begins again... In my mind. Raindrops on the skylight. Will the terror ever end?
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testimonies
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Have you ever wondered why some of our best known and best loved Christmas songs are a little, well, melancholy?
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song, happy, christmas, sad
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Do the words Happy Christmas make you cringe, or worry that you are far from happy? Joyeux Noel is a different persepective
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happy, christmas, joyeux noel, sad
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OCD can really get out of control during stressful periods. Christmas often can trigger OCD relapse but you can fight back with these 12 tips for OCD management.
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OCD, christmas, 12
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An autobiographical essay in the creative non-fiction style explaining my last decade of pain in and out of church, aged 25-35.
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testimony, introvert
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There appears to be a really strong theme, common to most anxiety sufferers, around the fear of psychotic illness. Over the last few year I have had countless conversations with anxiety sufferers who fear they are 'mad'...
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madness, psychosis, hearing things, anxiety, dysperceptions, hallucinations
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How my relationship with anxiety and depression evolved this year through secular Mindfulness courses. How a retreat at Chester Cathedral helped me explore Mindfulness in the Christian tradition.
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depression, anxiety, mental illness, mindfulness, lectio divina
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What does it really mean to 'walk alongside' someone when they're struggling? A reflection on the journey on the Emmaus Road.
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Testimony
walking, stories
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Great truths from Scripture can sometimes leave us feeling more guilty and worthless than you did before
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depression, mindfulness, shouldn't, christian
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The pastoral encounter is a complex transaction. The 'meeting of the waters' is an illustration to help us
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leaders
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Could it be that sabbath is the antidote to stress?
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stress, antidote
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Many clergy are seriously impacted by the volume of pastoral relationships responsibilities that they carry. We are teaming up to research this more deeply and we would love your help. If you are a minister in the Church of England please read on...
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clergy, leaders, study, research
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This World Mental Health Day - how can you #OfferYourStory?
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Testimony
stories
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A visit to Dr Google can become a dangerous obsession with reassurance that leads only to further doubt and fear. Here are a few ideas of how to keep it under control.
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google, research
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An interview with actress Ann Akin about her work raising mental health awareness through drama
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art, theatre, drama
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We might think that the question of what recovery is is easily answered. But what really IS recovery and how might our theology influence our understanding of it?
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recovery, pastoral care, perspective
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Marking #WSPD16 - How can we break the silence on suicidal thoughts?
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suicide, awareness, speak
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Whether Olympian or Church Leader, relationships impact our well-being in both positive and negative ways, increasing stress or enhancing resilience.
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leaders, leadership, stress, relationships
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What do emotions do, why do we have them, how can we learn to manage them better?
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students, emotions
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How are your sports blues going? Does sport bring out the best or the worst in you?
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sport, athletes, perfectionism
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This book reviews the place of the creative arts in recovery from mental health
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book, book review
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Exploring Christian Contemplation is a new Online Course enabling you to explore mindfulness of God and relationship with the God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
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contemplation, mindfulness, course
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How do you manage difficult or challenging behaviour, particularly during services, and make sure that your church is indeed mental health friendly, without driving everyone else crazy?!
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behaviour, agression, violence, church, service, sermon
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It true to say that at no point do we truly view the world with objectivity (that is how it actually is) instead we view it subjectively (that is through the damage, memories and beliefs that we have formed around our world-view)
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Anxiety, worry, rumination
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The important role churches and Christianity have to play - and the need for education and an end to ignorance and stigma
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Video
schizophrenia, psychosis, church
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Bridges as often used as a metaphor for caring ministry. Whether you are caring for others or just trying to look after yourself better, here are a few thoughts about the importance of health boundaries.
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boundaries, bridges, respect
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Change, whether it be personal or political, universal or individual is hard.
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Looking back on my 11 year old piece on the 7/7 terrorist attack in London and their influence upon my anxiety.
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Testimony
PTSD, cordon, police, trauma
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The relationship between mental health and the church is made infinitely more complex by the tendrils of shame that so easily grip different aspects of our communities.
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shame, guilt, depression
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Mindfulness gets a mixed press but some recent reports have claimed it could sometimes be harmful. What is the truth about mindfulness, and how should we approach it if wanting to give it a go?
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mindfulness, ethics, debate, meditation, christian
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Is the Orlando Massacre sickening evil or can we join the press in blaming it on 'Bipolar Disorder'? Mental Health Stigma at its worst...
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shooting, press, media, stigma
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A story of how faith and family helped me learn to talk
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Testimony
testimonies, mutism
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What OCD is, why those suffering may find church challenging or distressing and some ways for churches to change
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anxiety, OCD, church
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How often do we live as though we are unforgiven people? How often do we live by guilt? Jesus offers us the miracle of forgiveness that leads to freedom in Him.
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forgiveness, blessing, healing, restoration, abuse
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Borderline personality disorder is a misunderstood illness. We need to stop being ignorant. This is my story
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stigma, mental illness, personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, bpd
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How prayer and writing can help you recover from mental health problems
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prayer, journal, healing, writing
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How can you be a friend to someone with mental health problems?
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self-harm, friend
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How do we keep going when it feels like every step forward is followed by an inevitable slide back into depression? Kathy shares a picture which has helped her during recovery.
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relapses, depression, recovery, healing
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Long term mental ill-health can feel like being lost in a desert. But how can our relationships help those desperately thirsty for hope and relief?
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depression, hope, despair, anxiety, pastoral care, relationships
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Psychosis and hearing voices are disturbing problems for both the sufferer and the person trying to help. Learn about causes and getting help
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psychosis, students, schizophrenia, demons, voices, voice-hearing
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How do relationships support us when we are struggling emotionally? And how can mindful prayers help us develop a relationship with Jesus that can carry us through times of distress?
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breath, anxiety, mindfulness, relationships
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Christy wants to encourage more and more church leaders across the UK and US to get pro-active in ministering into issues of emotional and mental health.
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church, ministry, awareness, risk
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Recovery from psychotic illness takes patience, courage and medication. Jedd reflects upon the things that helped him to recover from a serious psychotic breakdown, including his Christian faith.
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Testimony
recovery, psychosis, schizophrenia
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With the news that self-harm is the leading cause of death for 20-24yr olds - how can we respond?
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self-harm, suicide
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Book review: A Christian’s guide to surviving Breakdown and Depression.
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book review
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Why do we struggle with perfectionism in the church, what impact is it having on our leaders and how can be receive grace more easily?
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perfectionism, church, stress
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I’m very pleased I embraced the controversial, that I realised I couldn’t fix myself by myself…
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testimonies
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Many leaders struggle to minister to those suffering with mental health issues because they feel that they cannot relate. But is that a good reason to hold back?
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tricky, relationships
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Tracing the story of Holy Week and the hope it brings.
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easter, holy week, darkness, night, wait
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Tracing the story of Holy Week and the hope it brings.
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easter, holy-week, hope
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Tracing the story of Holy Week and the hope it brings.
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hope, easter, holy week
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Jesus calls us from loneliness to solitude. Loneliness is inner emptiness, whereas solitude is inner plenty. It is a journey through personal maturity to communion with God. Solitude exists in a tension of benefits and risks and is an elusive
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Stress, solitude, alone, silence, discipline
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The first rays of spring sunshine brought a sudden awareness of just how much the winter had taken out of me this year. Stepping out of winter is a tricky transition...
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winter, blues, SAD, seasonal
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Using inspirational stories and creative techniques to guide the reader through a virtual retreat, this book explores ways to finding a more fulfilled and meaningful life.
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book review
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Being emotionally healthy in Christian leadership is no small task. Here are a few important reflections on the current situation and a few simple things to get right...
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emotions, breakdown, leaders, church
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Christy Wimber explains...God has given us a great opportunity to show his love to those who are suffering from the impact of mental illness. Will we turn towards it?
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church, mental health, minsitry, action
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With the leaked mental health taskforce report, we ask how we can respond.
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church, crisis, friendship, hope
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A new course looks at the benefits of self-awareness for our own growth, and our relationships.
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self-help, self-awareness, course
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It can be very tough when one partner in a relationship begins to suffer from a mental health problem. Here is some simple advice to help you through...
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mental health, marriage, health, support, research
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What are the pitfalls to practicing mindfulness as a Christian? How should we respond?
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mindfulness, pitfalls
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Recovering from Bulimia and helping others recover
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eting disorder, bulimia, testimonies
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A diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder destroyed my life and my relationship with God, but then Jesus turned my life around...
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borderline personality disorder, testimonies
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If Jesus came back today are we ready to meet him? Is our life in order the way that he would wish it to be?
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testimonies, poem, poetry
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The story of a man who became ill, suffered and then recovered from mental illness. it is a story of hope.
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testimonies
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Are you driven to succeed but find it hard to relax. Do strict standards dominate your life. This new book from Will and Rob offers a change of perspective - and the tools to get it.
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our books, perfectionism, perfectionism book, excel, strong
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It is Blue Monday and its freezing out there! Here are my top ten tips for keeping the winter blues at bay!
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antidepressants, depression, wisdom, Seasonal Affective Disorder, CBT, blues, winter, SAD
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A reflection on the recent BBC documentary and how you can deal with loneliness.
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loneliness, depression, solitude
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Having children can be incredibly hard - read how one woman began to cope with depression
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depression, post-natal, mum, children
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Now available on KINDLE. Covering a whole range of issues facing students today, from Freshers Week to more severe forms of emotions and distress.
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Fusion, students, Stuff of Life, our books, kindle
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Barry Pearman from Turning the Page, NZ asks Richard Johnston to explain some aspects of mindfulness and Christian Mindfulness.
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mindfulness
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A Survivors Story and Testimony -- I can’t really remember the first time I self harmed. I just remember why I was driven to it.
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self harm, stress, eating disorder, abuse, stigma
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A journey using my sat nav illustrating getting lost, following wrong directions, being in a hurry etc......then bringing it round to realising that God should be my Sat Nav.
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poem, poetry, testimonies
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Self sacrifice has the power to comfort those in extreme emotional distress
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testimonies
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Struggling with self harm for almost 25years is not only embarassing, it leaves you in a very difficult place with God.
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testimonies, self-harm, self harm
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Hamish Edmunds is an inspirational guy. Through his struggles with mental health issues he has got some great advice to share.
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What is Lectio Divina and how does it relate to mindfulness?
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mindfulness, lectio divina
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Is addiction a chemical problem - or more to do with connection and love? Missi Davis gives us an intro to some upcoming theories
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addiction, recovery, connection, God
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Reflections on Professor Green's Documentary and how we can respond.
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suicide, documentary
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Christian Mindfulness offers Day Workshops, an Online Course, 1-2-1 Skype Sessions and an 8 Session Presented Course exploring mindfulness from a Christian and Biblical perspective.
mindfulness, course
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Access audio, video, slides, handouts and transcripts from our past conferences. Free of charge, with minimal copyright restrictions.
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Events
event, conference, download, audio, video, transcripts, slides, handouts
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This year the 24/7 Prayer Movement wrote a special prayer for those working in or affected by mental health. www.24-7prayer.com
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Tears are often seen as shameful - and yet the Risen Lord was first seen through tears.
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Paddy's story gives you an insight into the devastation caused by un-diagnosed mental illness. Separated from his father and moved between hostels with his mother Paddy reflects upon his painful childhood.
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mother, testimonies
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One of the key concepts involved in developing mindfulness practice is non-judgmentalism. Why is this such an important aspect and is it compatible with Christian faith?
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mindfulness
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It's World Mental Health Day again, but do we really need it? With the launch of the 'Peeple App' in November 2015 I would say so....
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peeple, rating, app
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Paul shares a document he wrote for his employment adviser on the pressures of being asked to work again.
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work, employment, job, fear, CV
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Full programme available - London Sat 10th October 2015. Another resource from the Mental Health Access Pack
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Events
BMHD, event, conference, access pack, mental health access pack, MHAP
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The church often prays for healing for those with physical illness but has it overlooked those with mental illness? Read about Christy Wimber's journey and her inspiring belief that this a significant time for the church, mental illness and healing!
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mental health, healing, church, church leader, prayer, ministry
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How can we bring hope when people are facing suicide?
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Carers need to be cared for too, so here are a few practical ways to reach out.
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New Podcast - Katharine Welby Roberts shares her favourite Bible verses and reflects on how they show God as a God of the suffering and anxious
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A practical and pastoral book about suffering and blessing . How can we hear the promises of God when it seems they are not being fulfilled?
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blessing, suffering, Book reviews
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As new Pixar animation 'Inside out' hits the cinema screens, what do our very own psychologist and her ten yr old daughter think of it? Does it accurately portray the emotions of a tweenage girl? And should you go to see it?
emotions, children
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This a a fantastic technique to use when struggling with floating worries and troubling thougts. Based on the biblical model of watchful prayer it is a powerful tool in your armoury.
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worry, anxiety, mindfulness, reactive depression, acceptance, contemplation
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Can you help build the mental health team at Tumaini in Kenya - part of Africa Inland Mission?
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One lady talks about her recovery from personality disorder
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testimonies
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Don't punish yourself for the way you feel: asking somebody who is depressed to believe in themselves is like asking a blind man to see
Media Type:   Testimony
testimonies
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Heather and her husband Raul share about mental illness in their marriage and how Raul has loved Heather faithfully throughout their marriage
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Testimony
testimonies, marriage, carer, partner
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Find out more, with some helpful illustrations, facts and stories
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addiction, deep, help
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A short introduction to addictions, and how it relates to our faith and ways to get help and change
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addiction, NHS, help, change
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Results from a PhD project asking some of the Mind and Soul website users what their church thought of depression
pentecostal, depression, church
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A testimony of my journey so far, the purpose in the pain...
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testimonies, pain
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We all have parts of our body we're not too fond of. But what do you do when anxieties about how you look are starting to take over your life?
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One Bradford Church's story of recovery from addictions and how the Gospel matches with the famous 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous
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alcohol, addiction, 12 steps, AA, alcoholics anonymous
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A story of how one Christian volunteered with a local mental health charity
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bipolar, volunteering, testimonies
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My story of an amazing God and my journey towards healing for what was termed severe drug-resistant depression
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depression, testimonies
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Ste Casey writes about how he has grown in his ministry since learning about Biblical Counselling and using it day to day
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counselling, leaders, biblical
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By engaging in dialogue with the Inner Critic, you may find that you can get it onto your side. For more on how to do this, read this article by guest blogger Mel
inner critic, recovery
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This week, Mental Health Awareness week is all about mindfulness. But have you ever wondered what it actually IS?
depression, meditation, mindfulness, stress, anxiety, mental health, emotional health, emotions
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I didn't know that digestion could disrupt mental health - until it happened to me. Read Clare's story about her food, her faith and her mental health
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Testimony
testimonies, diet, sugar, food, nutrition
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It is this thought which buzzes in my brain like an incarcerated wasp - how can He watch the agony of the starving, the acts of cruelty, the needless deaths and lives ravaged by mental illness?
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Why should you use your vote if you suffer from a mental health issue? How can you distinguish between main parties on their approach to mental health should they win the election.
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What makes Biblical Cousnelling biblical and different to other forms of counselling? Learn more about BCUK and CCEF
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bcuk, biblical, bible, counselling
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This article explores how faith can be a help and not a hinderance for Christians struggling with depression.
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depression, faith, prayer
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This article looks at 3 principles a church can consider in providing safe and consistent pastoral care.
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pastoral care, leaders
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Heather is a Pastors wife from America who experience a manic episode
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testimonies, bipolar affective disorder
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Eating Disorders are more than a preoccupation with food - they can be chronic and life threatening mental illnesses
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food, eating disorder, eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia
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Kate's biblical self-help book will help readers to identify understand the dangers of stress and offers practical tips to reduce and manage stress in a biblical way
Media Type:   Book Review
our books, refuel, stress, burnout
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Christians are not exempt from feeling stressed. What do you do if your desire to be ‘all out’ for God seems to end up with you feeling ‘stressed out’ or at risk of 'burnout'?
stress, burnout, refuel
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Check out this opportunity to train to run the Living Life to the Full course in YOUR community
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A testimony of God's power in bringing freedom in Christ
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Freedom, identity, self help, testimonies
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Psychiatrist Kate Webb introduces the differing classifications of eating disorders and how to approach treatment.
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eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia, food
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How can we integrate psychological and biological and spiritual models for health and illness?
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Compassion has an important overlap with the mindfulness process. Can we learn to love ourselves and others better?
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mindfulness, neighbour, love
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My experiences of equipping and supporting friends of people with mental health problems.
Media Type:   Testimony
testimonies, equipping, friends, talking
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A [very long] list of all the tags we have for articles on this website
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A poem of encouragement during a difficult time. A reminder that Jesus walks the journey with us.
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What do you do when life falls apart and it feels as though God has left you? How do you keep going when your faith has been rocked to the core?
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faith, leaders, leadership, XLP
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When God seems far away and you don't know how to close the distance
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Two stories drawn from personal experience of mental distress.
Media Type:   Testimony
testimonies
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We all face grief and loss at some point on our journey through life. How can Christian Mindfulness help?
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mindfulness, grief
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A personal account of receiving anti-psychotic medication for treatment. How it affected lifestyle and jobs - and also how it helped.
Media Type:   Testimony
Antipsychotic, Depression, Anxiety, Side Effects, Medications
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The simple things have often the greatest power - my hands.
Media Type:   Testimony
washing, fear, overwhelmed, forgiveness, freedom, life, testimonies, good
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Based on CBT principles for anxiety and depression, run this course in your local area or complete individually online
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course, LLTTF, LLTTFWG, Chris Williams, CBT
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From many years of experience, two GPs share how they integrated their faith and their medical skills.
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Produce by Keeping Health In Mind - a course you can run in your churches, to fee people to live in fullness
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course, life course
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M-Power training days will help your church address and engage with emotions and signiticant mental health issues.
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course, mercy, MercyUK
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Thursday 5th February is 'Time to Talk Day' - how cold you improve someone's day in five minutes?
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There were miles to go before I slept... but I wasn't sure I wanted to walk them.
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Suicide is the most greatest killer of men aged 20-49 and yet it is rarely acknowledged in our churches, Following a number of high profile suicides how will the church respond?
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Why is it so important that the church engages with emotional and mental health issues - and what can we do to support those struggling?
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An overview of self harm and links to other related resources on this website
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self harm, self-harm
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For every 100 studies into depression there is only 1 on happiness. But is the first question we need to answer actually, "Does God want us to be happy?"
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“Change yourself – change your life” “Spring Clean! De-Clutter for the New Year”
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A discussion of how a Christian worldview and Grace can be explicitly contained within Mindfulness Based CBT
grace, mindfulness
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The Virgin Mary was really quite a revolutionary. The Christmas Story cannot be tamed - what waves can you make for justice and hope?
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Christmas brings everything into focus; it is a time of heightened emotions; it can be harder to cope than at other times. Putting the Christ back into Christmas makes sense of it all.
Christmas
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Why is someone sectioned? Do you have to be mentally unwell? Do you have to break the law?
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sectioned, mental health act
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This article looks at a few ways to manage and think about those difficult relationships that many of us will experience this holiday season.
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Christmas relationships, Christmas fights, Christmas Family Dynamics, leaders
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What is the difference between mental health and learning disability? When do they overlap? And where does faith fit in?
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mental health, learning disability, LD
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A definition of learning disability. The causes, common challenges and how the church has responded
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learning disability, LD
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Most churches are unprepared to welcome people with disabilities, and do not know how much they have to offer. This book will help practically
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disability, accessible, churches for all
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Through the Roof is a national, pan-disability, Christian ministry. Since 1997 they have been seeking to ensure that the good news of the Christian message is accessible to everyone.
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LD, charity, learning disability
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That Gods Word says we have a sound mind and a superabundant life. But how do we begin to live this kind of life? The article explores the power of our words.
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testimonies
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Christmas is a joyful time, but there can also be much sadness. How can we look after others at Christmas and can the Christmas story help us to offer pastoral support during this season?
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leaders, Pastoral Care, Christmas, Lonliness at Christmas
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A new resource from the Christian Medical Fellowship, designed to help you think biblically about these and other matters of health and wellbeing.
human journey, bible, cmf
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A Christian Psychiatrist shares how the Gospel can be good for your mental health
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psychiatrist, gospel, truth, healing, model
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An overview of worry and an introduction to extensive resources on this site
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Book Review
worry, anxiety, panic
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An overview of anxiety and the emotions that come with it. How you can get help and practical tools you can use.
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anxiety, panic, introduction
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The choice is overwhelming. Christian or not? What training should I look for? What does a bad therapist look like?
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counselling, psychotherapy, psychotherapist, choice, choose
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Being hurt by church leadership can be a devastating experience. This article looks at a few strategies for thinking about the situations where this hurt is caused.
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leaders, hurt
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Significant forgiveness is a process that can take time. These are some thoughts when you are finding it hard to let go.
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leaders
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A task of every leader is to get their vision right. This article offers some thoughts on vision and what can get in the way of seeing clearly.
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leaders
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Leaders benefit from developing the skills of self-awareness. This article offers a few tools to get started.
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leaders
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Leaders increasing need to show vulnerability to get the most out of their teams.
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leaders
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Listen to Will Van Der Hart's seminar from The Worship Central Conference 2014. (PDF of talk slides also available here.)