Depression attacks hope and relationships, it throttles appetite and energy; it muddies thoughts and demolishes confidence. And it will destroy faith in a good God given half a chance.read more
Memory is a powerful thing. It can transport you back in an instant to the time when you were happiest and it can paralyse you with an all too familiar pain.
Our mental health is often inextricably linked with our memory.read more
There is a rhetoric which has been bothering me, recently. I’ve heard it both in christian and cultural realms, from professionals and lay people alike.read more
Rates of mental illness rising.
We’re in the midst of a mental health crisis – and we know it.
We have awareness – it’s time to take the next step.
And for the church, I think the next step is one of lament.
Our laments are joined and enabled by the Holy Spiritread more
There’s good news and there’s bad news.
The good news is that suicide rates overall have fallen, in thanks partly to the concerted effort of organisations like the Samaritans and the work of many organisations promoting mental health and encouraging a national conversation about suicide and how it can be prevented.
And yet there isread more
We are EIGHT! It’s been a wonderful year with lots of training and a trip to Buckingham Palace!read more