EQUIPPING THE CHURCH

TO SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH

AND WELLBEING

HILLARY MCBRIDE
SANCTUARY AMBASSADOR

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EQUIPPING THE CHURCH

TO SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH

AND WELLBEING

EQUIPPING THE CHURCH TO SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Interested in supporting us?

We’re happy to announce Sanctuary’s newest project: Healing in Colour, an art collection featuring Black, Indigenous, and peoples of colour artists from around the world whose work tells stories of race, faith, and mental health. The artwork is featured at the Dal Schindell Gallery (free for viewing, online and in-person following COVID-19 guidelines) from May 5 – June 11, and is part of our ongoing work to equip the Church to support mental health and wellbeing by reducing stigma and starting conversations about mental health.

The Sanctuary Course is for anyone who wants to learn about faith and mental health. It requires no previous training or expertise—just a willingness to engage in dialogue with other believers. The course is an eight-week study guide for small groups. Each week participants gather together, read through the content out loud, watch a film, and engage in conversation, reflection, and prayer. The course is designed to be run by small group leaders in your church or organization.

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The Church is called to be a sanctuary for all people, at all stages of their mental wellness journeys. This eight-week course is designed for small groups and explores mental health from psychological, social, and theological perspectives using films and discussion guides.

This eight-session course explores the realities of mental health and illness, as well as the vital need for faith-based community conversations about these topics. The sessions are accompanied by compelling films that feature the stories of Catholics living with mental health challenges, along with the insights of archbishops, theologians, and psychologists.

The Sanctuary Course for Catholics is available on FORMED.

This eight-session course explores the realities of mental health and illness, as well as the vital need for faith-based community conversations about these topics. The sessions are accompanied by compelling films that feature the stories of Catholics living with mental health challenges, along with the insights of archbishops, theologians, and psychologists.

The Sanctuary Course for Catholics is available on FORMED.

One in five people experience mental health challenges worldwide, so mental health is important for all of us. We’re all impacted—whether we know someone who lives with mental health challenges, or we may face challenges of our own. By supporting this campaign, you’ll help raise awareness and reduce stigma surrounding mental health. And by engaging in physical activity, you may improve your own wellbeing!

Mark your calendars for June 12-18 to Move for Mental Health. Our goal 100,000 joyful minutes of movement to raise $100,000 to help reach 100,000 people with resources for mental health and wellbeing.

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