OUR VISION

Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries is a Christian non-profit that equips the Church to support mental health and wellbeing.
 
We believe that the Church plays a central role in promoting mental wellness and mental health recovery. We provide training, tools, and resources to equip the Church to be a sanctuary for all people, at all stages of their mental wellness journeys.
 
Sanctuary began in Canada in 2012. The primary tool we offer, The Sanctuary Course, launched in 2018 and has been used in churches across the world. This eight-session course integrates theological, psychological, and social perspectives and includes films featuring clinical psychologists and theologians as well as people who share their lived experiences with mental health challenges. 

“Sanctuary offers training, tools, and resources to equip the Church to be a sanctuary for all people, at all stages of their mental wellness journeys.”

OUR VISION

Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries is a Christian non-profit that equips the Church to support mental health and wellbeing.
 
We believe that the Church plays a central role in promoting mental wellness and mental health recovery. We provide training, tools, and resources to equip the Church to be a sanctuary for all people, at all stages of their mental wellness journeys.
 
Sanctuary began in Canada in 2012. The primary tool we offer, The Sanctuary Course, launched in 2018 and has been used in churches across the world. This eight-session course integrates theological, psychological, and social perspectives and includes films featuring clinical psychologists and theologians as well as people who share their lived experiences with mental health challenges. 

“Sanctuary offers training, tools, and resources to equip the Church to be a sanctuary for all people, at all stages of their mental wellness journeys.”

MISSION STATEMENT

“We prepare the Church to support mental wellness in community.”

MISSION STATEMENT

“We prepare the Church to support mental wellness in community.”

OUR VALUES

Compassion
We see the inherent value of persons made in God’s image, and seek to care for and honour each individual in the way of Christ.

Hope
We believe that hope is one of the greatest gifts that God gives us, and so we seek to foster hope and wellbeing in all that we do, and in all whom we meet.

Relationship
We believe that healthy communities are vital in promoting and sustaining mental wellness.

Excellence
We seek to reflect the highest standards in our research, resource development, and training services.

Integrity
We seek to be authentic in all our relating and trustworthy in all that we say and do.

Servanthood
We are called to serve the Church, empowering God’s people to fulfill the call to love our neighbours.

“Understanding and responding to experiences of mental health and mental health challenges is profoundly important for both Church and society. And yet, there seem to be relatively few voices and initiatives that really seek to engage with the issues both theologically and practically. Sanctuary Ministries is one of those prophetic voices that calls our attention to important things and seeks to equip God’s people to be the kind of healing community that they are intended to be. The work of this organization is invaluable.”

– Rev. Dr. John Swinton, University of Aberdeen