This training is for individuals who are considering leading or preparing to lead a faith-based group of peers who live with (Living Room) or are affected by (Family Room) the impact of mental health concerns. You will leave the training with an understanding of faith-based peer support and the roles and responsibilities of the facilitator/s as well as information and hands on experience for establishing and supporting a peer group within your church. This workshop is supported by a facilitator’s guide and shared experience.
The registration fee includes tea and coffee, lunch and a facilitator's guide. Free street parking is available near the church.
*This workshop incorporates prayer and biblical reflection.
*We ask that those who are considering becoming a facilitator of a Living Room have personal lived experience with mental illness.
*We ask that those who are considering facilitating a Family Room have personal lived experience as a family member, friend or caregiver.
***During the registration process, you will be asked for the full name, email address, and dietary restrictions of each person you are registering.
How can Christian communities develop ministries for supporting members who struggle with mental illness?
Rooted in lived experience, story, and the biblical narrative, this workshop will examine the need for mental health ministries in churches, the process of forming mental health ministries, and the benefits these ministries bring to the church and the wider community. We will engage with stories of individuals who have championed mental health ministries in their churches, giving special focus to the remarkable journey of Cedar Park Church in Ladner. Come prepared to think about your own church context and the next steps God might be leading you to take.
Please click HERE to register on the Regent website.