Church of England Diocese of Liverpool St. Cuthbert, Croxteth Park

THE SANCTUARY COURSE - Faith and Mental health

1 Jul 2020, 12:15 a.m.

The Sanctuary Course is an eight-part course for small groups

designed to raise awareness and start conversations in local churches regarding <span style="font-size: 1rem;">mental health. It offers communities a base of shared knowledge and the </span><span style="font-size: 1rem;">opportunity to discover a common language for talking about mental health. Topics </span><span style="font-size: 1rem;">covered include: mental health and mental illness, stigma, the recovery journey, </span><span style="font-size: 1rem;">companionship, self-care, and the role of community. Each theme is covered from a </span><span style="font-size: 1rem;">psychological, social, and theological angle, and each session includes a short film </span><span style="font-size: 1rem;">that tells the story of a person of faith with mental health challenges. The course </span><span style="font-size: 1rem;">includes a downloadable coursebook and an audiobook if you’d prefer to listen </span><span style="font-size: 1rem;">rather than read. There is no homework, but it’s recommended that you read/listen </span><span style="font-size: 1rem;">to the short sessions before each online gathering.</span>

Please contact: Name if you’d like to participate: 

contact info Rev Laura Leatherbarrow - [email protected]

Dates:19th August 

Time: 6:30pm

Who should participate in this course?

People with questions about mental health…

Mental health professionals with a wealth of knowledge to share…

Leaders who want to engage their community in mental health conversations…

People supporting loved ones with mental health problems…

People living with mental health problems…

The Sanctuary Course is for anyone who wants to learn about faith and mental health. It requires no previous training or expertise—just a willingness to engage in dialogue with other believers.

How does it work?

The Sanctuary Course is an eight-week study guide for small groups. Each week participants will gather together, read through the content out loud or listen to it on audiobook, watch a film, and engage in conversation, reflection, and prayer.