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recovery When Pastoral Care turns sour
Why do we join and stay in churches? more ...
abi-howard-CD8RhVDern0-unsplas 10 tips for creating dementia friendly churches
Dementia Friendly Churches are churches that include and welcome people with dementia. They offer people with dementia respect and dignity, and promote knowledge and awareness about dementia within the local community. more ...
Trevor Adams
prevention Preventing and reducing suffering
How could churches help prevent mental distress and reduce it when it is present? more ...
leaf Let's go for mental health
A resource written for churches and the story behind it more ...
Stuart and Lindsay Gilmour
lifting-the-lid Lifting the Lid - Bible Studies
Six free Bible Studies about mental health - developed by our partners at Livability more ...
The Mind and Soul Team
alone Theos Report on Mental Health
Theos have published a new report on 'mental health and Christianity'. It asks 'what next?' more ...
Rob Waller
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A Theology of Mental HealthWill van der Hart
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Length:5 minutes
A theology of mental health is one that integrates suffering and victory, not that suggests vioctory is only evident in the absence of suffering. The lives of some of the world most celebrated theologians, writers and carers exemplifies how God’s power is made perfect in human weakness
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The Storm Inside: A mental health sundayRob Waller, Brian McStay
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Length:45 minutes
From Shore Community Church in Auckland, New Zealand, here is a question-and-answer format Mental Health Sunday. See for more information.
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Church Question and AnswerWill van der Hart
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Length:55 minutes
St Albans Fulham hosted a Q&A on the topic of mental health and illness and how it is seen in the church
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End Stigma in ChurchesMind and Soul
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Length:5 minutes
Let's have an end to stigma against mental health problems in the church. This short VIDEO describes the experiences (both good and bad) of many people with mental health problems. Could you show this in your church?
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Interview in a local churchRob Waller
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Length:45 minutes
An interview with Rob Waller and Susanne Beitan about mental illness and what the church can do about it. A church counselling service is described. Also, two very helpful testimonies from people who have personal experience of mental ilness in their families and themselves
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The church and mental healthRob Waller
Length:40 minutes
Reference:John 21:15-22
A talk given at a local church by Rob Waller, covering the main issues, and including a simple exposition of John 21. Slides also available.
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HTB Focus - The Church, Mental Health and SpiritualityRob Waller
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Length:1 hour 0 minute
Given at Holy Trinity Brompton's summer festival called 'Focus' - this seminar covers how churches can be more mental health friendly and looks at some common themes people ask about the church and mental health. See original talk at
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The CLOTS guide to mental health - AUDIOIan Smith
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Length:20 minutes
A tongue in cheek parody of what might happen when the well-intentioned but not well-thought-through try to 'fix' your church. Glib, simplistic and offensive answers to complex problems abound. Do not listen to without a sense of humour!!!
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Messy Church: The tension unresolvedWill Van Der Hart
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Length:40 minutes
Is 21st century church able to hold together the tension of giftedness and unresolved emotional and mental health issues? Do we need to be healed to be useful for the kingdom?
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Messy Church: The tension unresolved - VIDEOWill Van Der Hart
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Length:40 minutes
Is 21st century church able to hold together the tension of giftedness and unresolved emotional and mental health issues? Do we need to be healed to be useful for the kingdom?
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