Mental Health and Faithfulness in an age of anxiety
Enabling safe conversations about mental well-being
with Rev Rob Merchant
THIS IS PART OF A SERIES OF ON-LINE BRIEFINGS FROM THE NATIONAL DEANERIES NETWORK.
Covid-19 has touched each of us in one way or another and coping with the restrictions imposed to combat the pandemic has brought the issue of mental well being for both clergy and laity into sharp focus.
In this Briefing Rob draws upon his own experiences of living with a long-term mental health condition as a result of developmental trauma, to explore how we can enable safe conversations about mental well-being. This session involves reflection, top-tips, honesty, story, and most importantly, hope.
The National Deaneries Network is committed to the support and development of deaneries as units for mission and ministry. It was formerly known as the Church House Deaneries Group and the steering group continues to meet in Church House Westminster.
The Network organises a conference every two years which is particularly valued by Lay Chairs and Area Deans as a space for mutual support, networking and shared learning.