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 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.
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