Mental Health and Spirituality Courses:
14 February: Suicide Prevention
21 March: Mental Health Awareness
26/27 June: Supporting people in churches with mental health problems
21 November: Personality Disorders
13 February: Mental Health & Sprituality
25 June: Mental Health and Young People Training
15 October: Mental Health and Spirituality
4 February: How to Support People with Dementia and their Carers
17 June: How to support people who care for those living with mental concerns
30 September: Learning about how arts encourage mental well-being
3 February: Mental Health Awareness
14th April: Mental Health and Young People
3rd November: How to Manage Difficult or Aggressive Behaviour.
16th February: Supporting People with Borderline Personality Disorders.
20th July: Learning about Mental Health and Nature; for more information see the Mental Health and Nature webpage.
1st February: A Peace of Mind Training Event:
Learning about: Green Well Being
Research is showing us that being outdoors, enjoying the things of nature is very good for our mental health. It helps us keep well and it promotes healing among those who are experiencing mental health issues. In Brighton there are various groups based outdoors which are helping people explore these things including Grow, located at the National Trust’s Saddlescombe Farm near Devils Dyke. Grow is offering us a day at the farm where we will learn more about the benefits of nature on good mental health. It should be a very helpful time and give us much food for thought about how we could use church yards, parks, allotments, gardens and visits to the countryside to promote good mental health.
It will be led by director Jo Wren and her team and this is what she writes: The day will include some information about how nature can be beneficial for mental health, why and how it works and something about Grow’s experience of how much it has helped people; we will also go out on the hills to do something experience based so that people can feel for themselves what the benefits might be, and then look at ways that churches can use nature to help people. I will aim to make the session interactive, experiential and fun as well as informative. You can learn more about Grow from their website: growingwellbeing.org.uk.
If you have limited mobility, Jo will make the necessary adaptations to the programme. Transport can be provided in Grow’s mini-bus from central Brighton for a limited number, so please indicate if you need transport. Course numbers are also limited so please book early.
Venue: Saddlescombe Farm, Saddlescombe Road, BN45 7DE
Date: Saturday, 25 April, 10:00 to 4:00
Course Fee: £10