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Monsters often catch us in those quiet moments, and the night when we are exhausted and alone is the worst time to be ambushed. Here are 5 ways to manage them.
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How humans change, what happens when we don’t or can’t change, and some ways to move forward
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change, I can change, psychology, science, theology
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I know that as much as I want to believe anger is a God-given emotion that is essential to my wellbeing, I am struggling. Nobody wants to be known as an Angry Pastor - it’s an oxymoron, isn’t it?
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Festival season is rapidly approaching and for many of us this is a time of both expectation and apprehension. If you have a mental health condition or are vulnerable to low mood or anxiety, Christian festivals can be particularly challenging...
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Fighting emotional ill health is tough. But what about those on the sidelines supporting those who are struggling?
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We often see stories of people being sent hundreds of miles away for inpatient care. Is there a better way?
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We are made for relationships, for connection and to be in community with one another. This isn’t always easy but it’s reassuring to know that whatever we have been through others have also been through too...
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One question I get asked really regularly is about sharing my emotional/mental health struggles online. Having just written a book with the subtitle, “Discovering the confidence to lead with vulnerability”, I guess its not surprising!...
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What makes a church mental health friendly? Some criteria to measure yours by...
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mental health, friendly, safe place
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Feeling caught in a dark time or under the weight of something? Here's how hope can come when we least expect it.
dark, depression, sadness, hope, recovery, light, dawn
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Over 1300 women experience PP each year in the UK (1 to 2 in every 1000 deliveries). It can be hard to find high quality information about PP.
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testimonies, psychosis, post-natal, baby, mother
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What works [and doesn't work] for Body Dysmorphic Disorder
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bdd, body image, body dysmorphic disorder, MHAW
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Figures released for Mental Health Awareness Week show so many people struggle with issues around body image. But is self love alone a solution? What does the Bible - and the song 'This is me' have to do with this?
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body image, anxiety, depression, MHAW
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‘Some say that you’re a Christian, so you shouldn’t feel depressed. But I guess, they haven’t read the Psalms in depth’. A video for Mental Health Awareness Week
nizamspeaks, depression, MHAW
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How do we grow and find out who we are? Psychological and Spiritual models. Notes from our seminar at the HTB Alpha Leadership Conference.
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psychological strength, personality, strength, myers briggs, enneagram, belbin, maturity
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In essence; people worry about failure, then feel desperately guilty when they perceived that they have failed and determine to get everything right from there on (perfectionism).
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Belongingness is a glue that our society desperately needs if we are to overcome our isolation. It is God’s gift to us; to know that we uniquely belong to him and within the world and it’s our most potent weapon in the fight against loneliness.
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As a psychotherapist and church leader I have often found that therapeutic spaces can be safer for people with mental health issues than church. Church can seem like an environment where only certain ‘Christian’ behaviors are acceptable...
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Top university swimming coach and friend of Mind and Soul Foundation Steve Lazaraton shares his long battles with depression and anxiety whilst achieving professional success.
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Recovering from my depression has given me a new sense of empathy for the mental health of those around me.
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Testimony
depression
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Slides from Rob's talk at the National Mindfulness Day in Edinburgh
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Events
mindfulness, national mindfulness day
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Save the Date for our next event - 12/10/19 in Brighton
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Coast, beach
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As Eating Disorders Awareness Week draws to a close, let's not forget what really lies behind these often misunderstood disorders - and most important of all, that recovery IS possible.
eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, recovery
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A new 'course in a book' from Sol Skaff developed over many years
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Book Review
course, lifecare
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When your body is flooded with too much anxiety it is hard to know what to do. Here are a few thoughts and ideas on how you can turn things around...
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A pastor from the US speaks about his depression and what he told his church
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depression, pastor, Namaan
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Check out this new book by Will Vanderhart and Rob Waller - a must read!
belonging, vulnerability, shame, insecurity
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Are voice hearers responding to illness or hearing the voice of God. This new book maintains that an easy distinction is probably not possible.
voices, hearing voices, psychosis
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A series of talks by Dr Kate Middleton given at Soul Survivor Watford on emotions and how to manage them, as well as other aspects of mental health such as sleep, confidence and resilience
thrive, emotions
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How to lead and line manage others who experience mental illness. Seminar and Slides
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work, leadwell, manager, line management, employee, employment
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Why there is only one version of you and that is the person you need to be
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belonging, version of you
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Wearable tech and apps are increasingly popular when it comes to monitoring activity, sleep and even eating. But are there some things we need to be cautious about with these apps when it comes to our mental health?
fitbit, tracking, depression, anxiety, perfectionism, eating disorders, failure, obsessions
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How are you feeling with the new yaer having started. For most of us, the old anxieties are still there!
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Book Review
worry, guilt, perfectionism
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One Day training and a course from Mercy UK
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MPower, MercyUK, Mercy
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We can so often feel like to make a difference or bring about change we'd need to do something big - so we can end up doing nothing. But could a little light make a big difference when you face darkness?
light, darkness, hope, change, depression, sadness
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Skills Paul has learnt from over 25 years on medication
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psychosis, medication, mind
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For Christians, depression can feel distinctively ‘spiritual’ and will provoke significant anxiety around the quality of a person’s faith. Here are 5 common ‘spiritual‘ lies that we see forming in a depressed Christian…
depression, anxiety, christian, mental health, mental illness
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Some people believe they are Jesus because they are ill. Some people just don't believe the Truth
jesus, psychosis, christmas, psychotic
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Dealing with unemployment and uncertainty led Richard to explore Christian Mindfulness
mindfulness, work, unemployment
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Information and booking links for two events we are part of on Christian Mindfulness
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mindfulness, national mindfulness day
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There has been some significant shifts in Christian culture towards a more sympathetic narrative around mental health but there is still a long way to go. Mental health is certainly not treated with parity to physical health issues...
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A video to challenge unhelpful ways to pray. How then shall we pray?
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pray, video, how then shall we pray
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John Sutherland has served as a Metropolitan Police officer for 25 years...He was the outstanding recruit in his training school intake and rose through the ranks to become a highly respected senior officer. John had a breakdown 5 years ago...
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If there is one issue that repeatedly causes offence or unintended harm to those who are struggling with mental health issues in the church it is prayer....but how can we pray in a way that minimizes this risk?
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Audio is now available from this Conference
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conference, leadership, leading, wellness, health, mental health
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How could churches help prevent mental distress and reduce it when it is present?
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prevention, church, answers
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Mind and Soul helped recruit participants for a research project looking at how church leaders manage the emotions of those they pastor.
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pastor, leaders, emotions
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Discovering the Confidence to Lead with Vulnerability - see more at www.powerofbelonging.com
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leadership, shame
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Our three talks from the National Mindfulness Day for Christians in May 2018 are now available for download
mindfulness
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New figures suggest as many as 1/5 of teens have self harmed - but what is self harm, why do they do it - and how can we help?
self harm, teenagers, depression, anxiety
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Thoughts after a sister lost her life
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suicide, work
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How to lead for the long haul and stay emotionally healthy as a leader
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leader, leadership, wellbeing, burnout
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Mind and Soul Associate and founder of Think Twice Rachael Newham launches her brilliant new book Learning to Breathe. It is her story into, and out of, the darkness of depression and how God can find us and rescue us even in the most desperate of places.
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Why one Pastor wrote some Biblical Meditations for people dealing with depression
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Book Review
book, meditations, bible
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A resource written for churches and the story behind it
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church, course
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Self care is a new buzz word and a great antidote to stress. But what is it and how do we do it?
self-care, stress, relaxation
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This week's Mental Health Awareness Week is all about stress - but why are we so stressed out?
stress, anxiety, worry, burnout, depression
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Rethinking perinatal mental health – reflections for mental health awareness week
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mother, maternal, perinatal, puerperal
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The male suicide crisis and coronation street
suicide, male, coronation street
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Other mentally ill people see me as I really am and there is no hiding! It is humbling but ultimately helpful...
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group, group therapy, therapy
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Jo is an Anglican Priest who experienced PTSD and is now helping others to lead well through their trauma
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We live in an age of stress, exhaustion and loneliness. Rates of anxiety and depression are higher than ever. Many people live in a perpetual state of ‘overdrive’, never feeling they have enough time.
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Shame And Disempowerment are core themes that can be addressed
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Insomnia is incredibly common. What do you do when sleep just won't come?
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sleep, anxiety, insomnia
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This Easter I was made redundant after a long period of mental ill health...
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easter, redundant, job
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How wonderful it would be if we could we follow Jesus in His compassion, and show acceptance, care and love.
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compassion, book review
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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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Problem worry is a very painful and common issue. Sometimes well meant but poorly thought through advice fuels the issue. This articles helps you to go back to basics and make sure you are using the right approach to settle your troubled mind...
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This Extended Story describes Ruths journey and also offers some advice that has been helpful to her. Updated in 2018
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Testimony
Depression, testimonies
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I have lived with OCD for 21 years. Over that time it has tricked me, screamed at me, threatened to leave me, lied and twisted the truth, sulked for days on end, kept me awake fearing the future night after night after night. It has kept me prisoner...
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I developed an eating disorder when I was 13. No one told me how, and at the time I didn’t even know that it had a label. I was going through my puberty stage and had tons of emotions and feelings. I remember going to my dad and telling him...
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Do you find yourself thinking through the worst possible scenarios several times a day? Does anxiety grip you and the desire to check things are safe overwhelm you? Do you want to get your peace back? Time to challenge the cycle of catastrophizing...
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A study reported today has generated a lot of articles about antidepressant medications. But what is the truth about them? Here are our answers to the most common questions.
medication, depression, antidepressants, anxiety, faith, treatment
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A key element enabling her to cope with her illness for so long has been her very strong Christian faith
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book, nurse, depression
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It's #TimeToTalk about mental health in church! Here are 6 conversations we hear about a lot....
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time to change, time to talk, stigma
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Paul looks back on some of the odd things he did and though when unwell. Humour is a way of coping.
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Video
Testimony
humour, laughing, funny, delusions
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Information on some people and ministries that we have a relationship with
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associates, leadership
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Six free Bible Studies about mental health - developed by our partners at Livability
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bible, bible study, church, livability
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A moving and honest account of one family's experience of severe depression
depression, ECT, family, carers
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Planning changes is easy - but sticking to them is much harder! How do we make changes that last - especially when it comes to physical and emotional health?
change, exercise
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Dieting, overeating, family... This may sound like a recipie for disaster, but there are things that help
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dieting, food, eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia, christmas, family
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Christmas is a time of incredible joy as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, at the same time the festivities themselves can cause real emotional turbulence. Suddenly the normal rhythm of life is overtaken with an array of impending challenges...
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How picture books can help children understand mental health issues
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children, books, book
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OCD can really get out of control during stressful periods. Help is available at Christmas time
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OCD, christmas, 12
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Are you planning your own talk on mental health and Christianity? Our ready-made slide set could help
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slides, powerpoint, talk, resource
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Does having a mental illness make you more likely to be violent towards others as the media suggests?
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I am an ordinary man who in my early 20’s made a decision, with my then girlfriend, to terminate our pregnancy.
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healing, abortion, PTSD, depression
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This book (kindle and paperback) covers a whole range of mental health issues facing students today.
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Fusion, students, Stuff of Life, our books, kindle
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Take the time to learn about the mental health journeys people have so you can understand them better...
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Self harm can become a vicious cycle - but recovery is possible. Hear Liz's story of life after self harm.
recovery, testimony, self harm
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Writing and filmmaking are therapeutic to Paul and help him cope with his schizophrenic illness
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Testimony
film, creative, creativity, writing, coping, schizophrenia
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Why do people find themselves caught up in self harm, and how do you get on the road to recovery?
self harm, recovery
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Some reflections for Black History Month from a psychiatrist of Nigerian descent
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Are there any reasons to be more optimistic about mental health within the christian community?
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A practical and helpful course for your group. Do you have the skills?
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first aid, group
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A local group in Norwich - sharing everyday experiences of mental health
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voices, hearing voices, norwich, group, support
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A mental health journey through depression, anxiety, mania and psychosis working towards recovery
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mental health, recovery, light in the darkness, bipolar, adhd, ministry
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A poem about recovery from the wilderness of acute mental illness
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Testimony
poem, acute, psychosis
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We talk about suicide as a crime - perhaps even the unforgivable sin - but what does the Bible really say about suicide?
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A theology graduate is admitted to an acute psychiatry ward. And tried to make sense of it...
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Testimony
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Mindfulness is increasingly used in mental health settings. This article looks at the research and clinical practice
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How can our chaotic, ordinary little Toddler Groups help in this fight for peace of mind and to address the silent poverty which can push parents to the very edge of coping? Could they be front line defence against depression and anxiety in young mums?
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Refugees and Asylum Seekers come to the UK for a number of reasons. They have particular mental health needs and churches are well placed to help
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refugee, asylum seeker, immigrant
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Healing is often prayer for, but what if you don't get healed? Mindfulness can help us understand the process.
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mindfulness, healing, chronic, prayer
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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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All these unhelpful and unintended things have been said to people with mental health problems. Can we do better?
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Testimony
things to say, things not to say, stigma, community, friends, Depression
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Theos have published a new report on 'mental health and Christianity'. It asks 'what next?'
report, theos, church, future
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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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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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Article
church, healing, testimony, self harm, worship
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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.
Media Type:   Testimony
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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This Bible Study is designed to be used in a small group, maybe as a way of introducing the topic in your church.
Treatments, bible study, bible, self help
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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.
Media Type:   Testimony
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?
Media Type:   Testimony
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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An autobiographical essay in the creative non-fiction style explaining my last decade of pain in and out of church, aged 25-35.
Media Type:   Testimony
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.
Media Type:   Article
google, research
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This course was written in 2012 with the Eden Network. We now have new resources
course, old course, eden
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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
Media Type:   Book Review
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
Media Type:   Video
Article
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.
Media Type:   Article
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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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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