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JOIN US FOR A WEBINAR INTRODUCING 

THE SANCTUARY COURSE



Together with Sanctuary Ambassador John Swinton, we'll be hosting a free one hour webinar on World Mental Health Day (October 10) at 7:30pm BST.

We encourage you to join if you'd like to discover how The Sanctuary Course can equip your church to support mental health and wellbeing. Participants will also:

  • Discover how this free course works, how it's used, and its impact on real communities
  • Hear from theologian and professor John Swinton on why he supports Sanctuary's work
  • Explore the best ways to get the course up and running in their churches
  • Have a chance to ask questions about our approach and resources
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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.

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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

 

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THE SANCTUARY APP: TOGETHER AGAIN

Our newest resource for the UK is the Sanctuary app, featuring Together Again—a game to open conversations about wellbeing and faith.

Throughout lockdown, checking on each others’ wellbeing has been an important part of life together. Together Again continues this conversation as we move into a new season, generating questions to help us explore the challenges of the year, as well as the lighter moments. These questions are designed to help us connect with each other and pace our recovery. Discover a simple way to keep the wellbeing conversation alive in our faith communities and beyond with Together Again.

In the app you’ll find:

  • 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 

Download the app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play store using the links below, and be sure to share with your friends!

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CORIN PILLING, UK NATIONAL DIRECTOR

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Corin is the National Director of Sanctuary UK. He is based in London and is working to connect with charities, non-profits, and churches across the UK to form partnerships, collaborate in the intersection of mental health and faith, and bring resources like The Sanctuary Course to help meet the needs of churches and communities.

ABOUT SANCTUARY UK

“Sanctuary resources prepare communities of faith around the world to raise awareness, reduce stigma, support mental health, and promote mental wellbeing.”

Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries is a Christian charity that equips the Church to support mental health and wellbeing.

 
Having formed a number of fruitful partnerships with UK organisations working in the intersection of mental wellbeing and faith over the last two years, we are excited to now have a branch of Sanctuary operating in the UK. Our plan is to complement the ongoing work in the UK to grow healthier communities.
 
Sanctuary was founded in Canada in 2012. The primary tool we offer, The Sanctuary Course, launched in 2018 and has been used in churches across the world. This eight-session course for small groups explores mental health from psychological, social, and theological perspectives. The course includes reading, discussion guides, and films featuring mental health professionals, pastors, theologians, and people who share their lived experiences with mental health challenges.

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