Last night saw about 140 people come along to the Ministry Centre to get their mind around mental health.
Dr. Carolyn Russell led our Grow Team Training Session where she unpacked for all in attendance the history of mental health, common areas of mental ill-health and simple actions people in churches can take to really help people who are suffering with mental illness. There was also a Q&A session where questions were answered, scenarios examined and suggested responses given.
As people were going home, reflections included “I now feel more confident with caring for my neighbour who is unwell”, “there are such simple things that I can do that actually help”, “I know there are things that I will change in the future as I lead my Growth Group”.
Thanks to all involved particularly those who worked hard to make the evening a success. It is hoped that this event might become a regular feature of our calendar.