Care and Share
Anyone can suffer from poor mental health and a quarter of us will experience a mental illness at some point in our lives. As Christians, we believe that we are well placed to provide hope, love and practical support.
At Care and Share we seek to welcome people who are experiencing mental distress in a non-judgemental way. We offer the comfort of prayer and someone to talk to in a safe, nurturing environment. We offer activities to help people cope with normal stresses of life and recover from mental illness. They can learn new skills, have fun, make friends and share their concerns. We are there for anybody from the church or the community who would like to benefit from what we offer and support workers often bring new members to join us.
We do not need to be experts in mental health to help. (We’re not!) We can stand alongside those who are suffering and hold out Jesus as the source of hope. We have continued throughout lockdown to support either through regular phone calls or through mini meetings of six when this was possible. We would love to welcome the support of any in the church who feel they could also stand alongside folk.