THE HOPE OF CHRISTMAS
Our Christmas campaign has begun. This year we are focusing on the hope of Christmas: that Jesus bent low to be among us by taking on human flesh. He came to be with us and bring light to us in our darkness.
At Sanctuary UK, our work helps bring hope to all, whether people are languishing or flourishing in their mental health journeys. If you envision a future where the Church plays a transformative role in supporting mental health and wellbeing in every community, could you consider making a donation? We are looking to have ten new regular supporters come alongside us to help advance the vital work of Sanctuary UK.
We have taken a bold step in building a dedicated team to reach even more people. Your support allows the team to continue the journey of reaching UK churches with vital resources about mental health and wellbeing. Any amount you can give will be gratefully appreciated.
To give, you can go to: sanctuarymentalhealth.org/donate
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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