Equipping churches to offer safe spaces and promote positive mental and emotional wellbeing

The Diocese of London Lent Appeal for 2022 will focus on raising awareness around issues of mental health & wellbeing for adults and young people, along with domestic abuse.

Hosted by the Compassionate Communities, the aim of the appeal is to cultivate more compassionate communities by equipping churches to create safe spaces for those in their parish and promoting holistic wellbeing for all staff and church members too.

We will be doing three things:

  1. raising awareness of the issues of mental health and isolation in our communities and how churches are serving

  2. raising money to support three partner charities supporting churches to respond

  3. offering training and consultancy through the funds raised for our partner charities, to Diocese of London churches who would like to be better resourced and equipped

“Carry each other’s burdens; in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”

Galatians 6 v 2

Resource Hub…Coming Soon

Over Lent we’ll be posting a “Resource Hub” page here for churches about all the support that is available, good examples of what other churches are doing, and organisations that you can partner with… check back for details!

Our Partner Charites

Our three chosen partner charities for this Lent Appeal are:

Renew Wellbeing – helping churches create safe spaces where it’s ok to not be ok Restored – equipping the Church to end domestic abuse and create a safe place for survivors of abuse Be Headstrong – supporting young people and those who come alongside them in their social, emotional and spiritual development (Part of Youthscape)

As well as these three charities, we’ll be promoting and sharing a wide range of resources, ideas and partner organisations that you can use in your church around mental health, isolation and domestic abuse.

Restored

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Renew Wellbeing

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Be Headstrong

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