Mental Health Matters - The Church of England's resources for Mental Health issues.
Welcome to Mental Health Matters the new web resource on mental health for the Church of England.
This website contains information and resources for parishes, dioceses, chaplaincies and church community groups - and anyone else who's interested - to help improve our work with people experiencing mental illness.
The government has made mental health a priority, stating that "There is no health without mental health".
The Church is well placed to make a significant difference in the area of mental health. We can be a force to end stigma, and we can also be a place of inclusion, welcome and ministry. Mental Health Matters is working to make mental well being a priority in our Churches today - No spiritual health without mental health!

Saturday 10th October is World Mental Health Day. There are events taking place around the UK - some are on our events page. There is information here on the World Mental Health Day website for anyone wishing to know more, get involved in ending stigma or wishing to go along to an event.

The National Disability Adviser for the Church of England, Roy McCloughry, has written a blog entry and prayer for World Mental Health Day and it will be on the CofE blog very soon!

Who we are:
Mental Health Matters is part of the Committee for Ministry of and among Deaf and Disabled People - a committee of the Archbishops' Council.

Mental Health Matters is co-ordinated by Revd Eva McIntyre

Eva trained in mental health awareness as a prison chaplain. She has lived experience of depression and anxiety and is the author of 'A Quiet Mind' published by O books in 2011 (see books and downloads page) a Vicar, storyteller and actor.

The work of Mental Health Matters is a collaboration between people in the Church of England and our ecumenical partners who are professionals and volunteers working on specialist projects and willing to share their work, expertise and experience. 
As you move around this site, you will find resources and links to help you learn and develop your ministry. You will also find information about existing projects and the people who co-ordinate them, so that you can consider trying them in your area.
The news and events section will be updated regularly and if you wish to publicise your event on this site, do email us - details on our contacts page.
 Mental Health Matters is on Facebook 
Click on our logo to go to our page!

Our twitter account is @MHEALTHCOFE

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