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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Together in Sussex is helping churches and communities across Sussex to raise awarenss and respond well to those experiencing poor Mental Health.

We are recruiting Mental Health and Wellbeing Advocates in Churches

We are actively recruiting volunteers to be a Mental Health and Wellbeing Advocate for their local Church. We are looking for committed, caring, emotionally intelligent people to be trained in Mental Health awareness and be a natural point of contact for people in their churches to signpost to support and advice. The Advocate will also be trained to become aware of mental health issues in church life, be able to contribute to wider church discussions and be an information point for people in need.

Click here to visit our Mental Health and Wellbeing Advocate Page where you’ll find details of the scheme, role and responsibilities, details of the support we offer and an application form.

We are looking to recruit 25 volunteers by Summer 2022. Could this be you?

Click here to find out more about the Role and Responsibilities and download an Application Form

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Check out our resources to help you and others

Mental Health Awareness: an animated video can be found here: Mental Health Awareness: an animated video

Showing kindness to yourself and others: Kindness and Mental Health

For useful contact numbers have a look at: Go for Green and Green to Go sheet.

Mental Health and Wellbeing information sheet and booklet for churches on mental health and faith: Faith report

Mental Health and Money: Permission to seek help: Mental Health and Money

A quick check for churches:
Is my church aware of Mental Health and Wellbeing issues?

Are we friendly and welcoming?

What does my church provide to support people?

Do we provide ‘no-strings-attached’ help for those in need?

You can register here to become a Mental Health Friendly Church: Register here

Church case study: Friendly Places Pledge

Please contact the Together in Sussex info@togetherinsussex.org.uk if you have any questions, ideas or want to share good practice. Sign up to our bi-weekly newsletter to keep up with regular updates so we can keep talking about Mental Health and Wellbeing. It is so important we all work together.

We won’t make things worse by supporting and listening! So let’s make time to talk about good Mental Health and Wellbeing.