Supporting good mental health
Churches seek to provide space for individuals, as well as their families, friends and loved ones, and seek to be places that welcome, support, involve and reach out to them and indeed to all, and share the love and welcome of Jesus Christ for all times of life.
Watch our short videos about real experiences of faith and mental health
Les speaks about being diagnosed with bipolar and the positive impact of being invited to join a local church community.
Rachel talks about how an eating disorder affected her life.
Read through our ten daily reflections below
Written by Professor Chris Cook and accompanied by "have a go" habits developed by Ruth Rice, the themed reflections can be used at any point throughout the year.
If you want to speak to someone, please visit the Mental Health Foundation website, which has lots of helpful resources and contacts.
Have you ever found yourself not knowing what to say when someone cheerily said “How are you?”
What is the passion in your life? Do you spend a lot of time wishing you could do something else?
Life sometimes feels like one long to-do list.
Where did that thought come from?!
Have you ever been busy at work – or at home – and, having got through it all, then found the anti-climax afterwards even harder to deal with?
"Count your blessings" is one of those unhelpful things that people say when they really mean "You shouldn’t feel the way you do".
“Don’t worry!” Easy to say, and hard to do.
Have you ever said, “I’m in two minds about that!”?
How do I forgive? How can I let go? We often hear that forgiveness is good for you.
What does love look like?