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!
NEWS NEWS NEWS!
Mental Health Matters and Inclusive Church were at Greenbelt again this year - we were inundated with visitors in G Source which was wonderful! We were promoting the new Inclusive Church book on mental health. Also, Eva spoke and performed at the festival and signed books. We pretty much sold out of all the books we were promoting in GBooks! We met some people keen to do more on mental health and will be keeping you updated!
A Mental Health Conference in the North West October 10th 2014 See the Events page for more details - don't miss out!!
Mental Health - the inclusive Church resource is published this summer - see the news page for full details!!
In February 2012 The Archbishop of Canterbury joined a Mental Health Matters meeting at General Synod and signed the Time to Change pledge to help end the stigma experienced by people with mental illness.
L-R Sue Baker, Director of Time to Change, Most Revd Dr Rowan Williams, Revd Eva McIntyre, Co-ordinator of Mental Health Matters.