Mental Health Resources
This edition may be a helpful place to start thinking about the well-being and mental health of the congregation and future services. It is free to download
A 10-minute PowerPoint presentation delivered to the Diocese of Peterborough 27:11:20: by local GP, Dr David Smart
Support for Anglican Clergy
Video Introducing 10 Keys to Happier Living
A short 5-minute video introducing the 10 Keys to Happier Living (available from January 6th). This video has been designed to inform thinking about well-being and can be used in service preparation or included within the service.
Action for Happiness
You will find a calendar each month on this link https://www.actionforhappiness.org/calendars which provides an action a day under one of the Great Dream themes.
More locally you can follow what is happening on the Action for Happiness Northamptonshire Hub- https://www.facebook.com/A4HNorthants/ or sign-up for the monthly Newsletter for lots of practical ideas to enhance well-being- email: [email protected]
The AfH Northants Hub has free mug-mats and postcards to give out on Well-being Sunday- if you would like some email interested contact [email protected]
Mind and Soul Foundation
Educating, equipping and encouraging the church to recognise and enhance our emotional and mental health
Helps churches to create spaces to improve mental health and well-being in partnership with local services
Cinnamon Network Connect Webinars
Includes webinars for church leaders and Christian activists keen to support their community through the Covid 19 pandemic. Mental-health and well-being are explored directly and indirectly.
ROC Northants Mental Health Action Group
Posted a number of resources on the website: https://rocnorthants.co.uk/project/mental-health/
The Group conducted a survey of church leaders in Northamptonshire to explore how churches support people experiencing challenges to their mental health in 2019, the results of which can be found: https://rocnorthants.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/ROC-MHAG-Survey-2019-Website-version.pdf
Other resources on this website include:
- a resource list of services locally and nationally to signpost people to: https://rocnorthants.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Resource-List-for-Signposting-to-Services-ROC-2019.pdf
- a list of Mental Health Courses available locally and nationally: https://rocnorthants.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/ROC-MH-Courses-in-Northants-ROC-Edition-1-2019.pdf
If you are interested in being part of a network of people across churches in Northamptonshire supporting people with challenges to their mental health then the ROC Mental Health Action Group is keen set this up, do contact Sue Griffiths on [email protected]