EQUIPPING THE CHURCH TO SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING

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The Sanctuary Course was created to equip churches as they seek to become sanctuaries where individuals with mental health challenges feel safe, supported, and a sense of belonging. Each session explores key mental health topics, drawing upon the insights of mental health professionals, church leaders, and people with lived experience.
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THE HOPE OF CHRISTMAS

Sanctuary's Hope of Christmas campaign has wrapped! This year we focused on the hope that Jesus brings and the hope that we can offer to each other in the midst of mental health challenges. Our resources also offer hope to communities in need of ways to support mental health and wellbeing.

We are raising funds so we can reach more people with resources that offer this hope. Our goal was to raise $150,000 by December 31, and thanks to your help, we surpassed this goal! You can learn more about the campaign below.

OUR GOAL: $150,000

$198,265
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SANCTUARY SONGS

NOW STREAMING ON ALL PLATFORMS

Sanctuary and The Porter's Gate have created an album about mental health and faith, titled Sanctuary Songs. It centres around the lived experience of people who are often marginalized in churches, and models life-giving and healing ways for congregants to talk (and sing) about mental health challenges,

You can learn more about the album by clicking below. The album is available to stream on all platforms.

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Sanctuary Songs album cover

SANCTUARY SONGS

NOW STREAMING ON ALL PLATFORMS

Sanctuary and The Porter's Gate have created an album about mental health and faith, titled Sanctuary Songs. It centres around the lived experience of people who are often marginalized in churches, and models life-giving and healing ways for congregants to talk (and sing) about mental health challenges,

You can learn more about the album by clicking below. The album is available to stream on all platforms as of Friday, September 15.


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This eight-session course explores the realities of mental health and illness, as well as the vital need for faith-based community conversations about these topics. The sessions are accompanied by compelling films that feature the stories of Catholics living with mental health challenges, along with the insights of archbishops, theologians, and psychologists.

The Sanctuary Course for Catholics and The Sanctuary Course para Católicos (Español) are available for free on our online resource portal.

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Sanctuary Course for Catholics logo

This eight-session course explores the realities of mental health and illness, as well as the vital need for faith-based community conversations about these topics. The sessions are accompanied by compelling films that feature the stories of Catholics living with mental health challenges, along with the insights of archbishops, theologians, and psychologists.

The Sanctuary Course for Catholics is available on our website and through partner distributors, and The Sanctuary Course para Católicos (Español) is available on FORMED.

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Sanctuary's monthly donor club

If you're passionate about supporting mental health and wellbeing, then Alongside is for you. By joining Alongside, you join a community of people who want to ensure that the Church is a place where all can experience a sense of belonging.

We welcome you to journey with Sanctuary and every person who is impacted by our resources. Perhaps you're moved to come alongside due to your own lived experience or that of a loved one. Whatever the reason, we look forward to partnering with you in our mission to equip the Church to support mental health and wellbeing.

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WHEN A LOVED ONE DIES BY SUICIDE

NOW AVAILABLE

Sanctuary's newest resource, When A Loved One Dies By Suicide, is series of eight films designed for use in grief support groups, created by and for Catholics who have experienced suicide loss. Others may also find it helpful and informative as mental health challenges and suicide impact many people. Listening to these stories of loss can help us extend empathy, compassion, and loving service to those who are grieving. 

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THE HOPE OF CHRISTMAS

Sanctuary's Hope of Christmas campaign has wrapped! This year we focused on the hope that Jesus brings and the hope that we can offer to each other in the midst of mental health challenges. Our resources also offer hope to communities in need of ways to support mental health and wellbeing.

We are raising funds so we can reach more people with resources that offer this hope. Our goal was to raise $150,000 by December 31, and thanks to your help, we surpassed this goal! You can learn more about the campaign below.


OUR GOAL: $150,000

$198,265
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GIVE
Pope Francis and Justin Welby greet each other

We are thrilled to have Archbishop Justin as Sanctuary’s first patron. His openness about his personal experiences with mental health challenges displays the type of leadership needed in the Church. Furthermore, his commitment to ecumenism mirrors our passion for serving the whole body of Christ.

The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior bishop and principal leader of the Church of England, making him a prominent figure in the worldwide Anglican Church. As patron, he’ll lend his profile and support to Sanctuary as part of an ongoing relationship to raise awareness about our work, especially in the UK.

“Mental and emotional wellbeing is key to human flourishing—and at the heart of God’s desire for each one of us. Many of us will encounter challenges in our mental health over the course of our lives, and it is vital that the Church is equipped with the tools to respond effectively and with compassion.”The Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury