STRUGGLING WITH GOD: VIRTUAL BOOK LAUNCH
You are invited to join Corin Pilling as he hosts the virtual launch of a new book co-authored by Christopher C.H. Cook, Isabelle Hamley, and John Swinton. Their book, Struggling with God, provides a fresh, hopeful, and scriptural companion for both those living with mental health challenges and their supporters, carers, and the church community who, like Jesus, seek to come alongside all with the practical and spiritual hope of a God who journeys with us in our suffering.
Join for a dynamic hour of dialogue online with these distinguished authors as they provide some insights into their newest work and why the conversation around mental health and Christian spirituality is particularly so pertinent today.
THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY ON THE SANCTUARY COURSE
One in four people will be affected by a mental health challenge at some point in their lives, yet the stigma surrounding these experiences often prevents faith communities from responding compassionately and effectively. The Sanctuary Course is a free small-group resource designed to reduce stigma, raise awareness, and engage communities in meaningful conversations about mental health and faith. Each session examines a key mental health topic, and the accompanying films feature insights from mental health professionals, church leaders, and theologians. Learn more and get started today.
SANCTUARY'S PATRON: JUSTIN WELBY, ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY
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. As patron, he’ll lend his profile and support to Sanctuary as part of an ongoing relationship to raise awareness about our work in the UK and around the world. We look forward to working together to equip the whole Church to support mental health and wellbeing.
“Sanctuary’s resources are particularly needed as we recover from the impact of the pandemic. The experiences of people living with mental health challenges shape Sanctuary’s work, and is underpinned by thorough research and theology. I am delighted to become a patron of this innovative organisation, and I would encourage Christians to seek out The Sanctuary Course and run it in their community.’’ – The Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
THE SANCTUARY APP: TOGETHER AGAIN
- Together Again, a conversation-starting game
- Links to emergency mental health support
- Access to a suite of free Sanctuary resources to support faith and mental health
- Ways to take the conversation further with The Sanctuary Course
CORIN PILLING, UK NATIONAL DIRECTOR
ABOUT SANCTUARY UK
Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries is a Christian charity that equips the Church to support mental health and wellbeing.
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