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Spiritual Mental Health Resources (alphabetical)
Acorn Christian Healing -
Acorn Christian Healing Foundation “helps churches to bring healing and wholeness to people and communities. Acorn provides people, regardless of their circumstances, background or life choices, with the opportunity to experience the "shalom" that is at the heart of the Christian message” through listening, quiet days, prayer for healing and training.
Action for Happiness -
The Association of Christian Counsellors -
The Association of Christian Counsellors is “a Christian UK-
Being Alongside -
Bernadette Group -
Beyond Belief on the value of Religion for mental health -
One in four people has a mental disorder at some point in their life, according to government figures. In a speech earlier this year, the Prime Minister, Theresa May, said mental health had been "dangerously disregarded" as secondary to physical health and changing that would go "right to the heart of our humanity". Among the calls from experts for more funding to improve services is the complex question of how, as a society, we have got to the point where half of mental health problems start by the age of 14. What are the best strategies for prevention as well as treatment of mental illness? Does someone's personal religious and spiritual beliefs have a role to play? Or does religion do more harm than good?
Ernie Rea explores religious perspectives on mental health with the Rev Will van der Hart, London vicar and a director the Mind and Soul Foundation, which explores Christianity and Mental Health; Professor Rasjid Skinner, consultant clinical psychologist and expert on Islamic approaches to psychology; and Dr Chetna Kang, consultant psychiatrist and a priest in the Hindu tradition of Bhakti Yoga.
British Association for the Study of Spirituality -
British Association of Christians in Psychology -
The British Association of Christians in Psychology is “for Christian professional and student psychologists in academic and applied settings and aims to support and encourage Christian psychologists; to support Christian churches (and allied organisations) in the UK by the provision of psychological knowledge and expertise in the service of their ministry; to promote empirical and theoretical research on the interface between psychology and religion; to encourage each other to share our faith; to establish and maintain relationships with similar organisations in the UK and other countries.
Christian Healing -
Christian healing UK is “an affiliation of Christian healing organisations and healing advisors across the UK. Their vision is to provide a forum for the leaders of Christian healing organisations to come together in mutual respect and understanding to further this ministry throughout our land; to become a national voice speaking out on matters concerning Christian healing; to reflect the biblical principle that when we work together as a body we are more effective than individual members; to establish a programme of regional meetings to act as a source of encouragement and support to all those involved in the healing ministry, regardless of whether or not they are in leadership.”
Essex Mind and Spirit -
Farsight “aims to increase awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health within African and African-
The Guild of Health and St Raphael -
The Guild of Health and St Raphael “brings together Christians, including doctors, psychologists, other health professionals and ministers of religion, to work in fellowship, for fuller health both for individuals and the community; to enable members to study the interaction between physical, mental and spiritual factors in wellbeing through conferences, publications and other educational endeavours; to sustain and strengthen by prayer and sacrament people who are sick or suffering in any way, and all those who minister to them; to help men and women to realise in themselves as members of the Christian family the abundant life offered in Christ and to share this in the world.
Irish Chaplaincy -
Janki Foundation -
Jewish Association for Mental Illness -
Keeping Health in Mind -
Keeping Health in Mind aims to “reduce stigma and to raise the profile of mental health by offering resources to the church and encouraging local churches to be promoters and protectors of good mental health so all can belong”.
Mental Health 4 Muslims -
Mental Health Foundation -
Mind and Soul -
Mind and soul’s vision is “to educate by providing high quality, accessible resources that engage with mental and emotional health, informed by the Christian theology and the latest scientific expertise. To encourage local support networks, empowering and engaging the local church and enhancing mental health services. To enable people to meet with God and receive healing in the midst of emotional distress, presenting a holistic approach to mental health that incorporates the spiritual and the psychological”.
The Mind and soul website has a directory of Christian organisations that provide support, advice and training in the area of mental health and Christian faith as well as listing Christian counsellors and therapists and “mental health friendly” churches. They have also produced the Mental Health Access Pack – a free online resource for Christians to provide information on mental health issues.
National Spirituality and Mental Health Forum -
Nishkam Centre -
Spirit in Mind -
Spiritual Crisis Network -
Whole Person Network -
The Whole person health network “was formed to bring together a number of Christian Health and social care organizations each with its own to give a united voice on Christian Health and Social Care matters; to be a resource for people looking for a Christian expression of their faith and practice; to promote those organizations and individuals who wish to bring faith and science together; to be a repository for information on whole person health and social care and to offer a secure way for members to network with likeminded people involved in similar activities.”
Welcome Me As I Am -
Welcome me as I am “promotes mental health awareness in Faith Communities and in the wider community” through training and resources on dementia and mental health.
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