OUR MISSION

Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries equips the Church to support mental health and wellbeing.

We provide resources that meaningfully engage the topics of faith and mental health. Our content is developed in collaboration with theologians, psychologists, and people with lived experience of mental health challenges. These resources prepare communities of faith around the world to raise awareness, reduce stigma, support mental health, and promote mental wellbeing.

“Sanctuary resources prepare communities of faith around the world to raise awareness, reduce stigma, support mental health, and promote mental wellbeing.”

OUR MISSION

Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries equips the Church to support mental health and wellbeing.

We provide resources that meaningfully engage the topics of faith and mental health. Our content is developed in collaboration with theologians, psychologists, and people with lived experience of mental health challenges. These resources prepare communities of faith around the world to raise awareness, reduce stigma, support mental health, and promote mental wellbeing.

“Sanctuary resources prepare communities of faith around the world to raise awareness, reduce stigma, support mental health, and promote mental wellbeing.”

VISION STATEMENT

We envision a future where the Church plays a vital role in supporting mental health and wellbeing in every community.

VISION STATEMENT

We envision a future where the Church plays a vital role in supporting mental health and wellbeing in every community.

OUR VALUES

We believe that caring for mental health and wellbeing is an important part of what it means to participate in Christ’s redemptive work. Jesus came to invite all people into relationship with God, and as his disciples we are called to love one another and help one another recognize God’s presence in every circumstance and experience, including the experience of mental health challenges. This is a call that requires not only profound compassion and hope, but also education and equipping. As our organization seeks to serve the Church and respond to this call, we are shaped by the following values.

Practicing Compassion

We seek to understand, care for, and honour others in all of our communications and relationships. This commitment reflects our recognition of the inherent value and dignity of every person made in the image of God.

Cultivating Hope

We desire to share the hope of the gospel in all that we do and with all whom we meet. This commitment reflects our belief that hope and mental wellbeing are deeply connected.

Building Relationships

We aim to encourage and strengthen communities through sharing stories and knowledge. This commitment reflects our belief that healthy communities are vital in supporting and promoting mental health and wellbeing.

Pursuing Excellence

We strive to meet the highest standards in our research, resource development, and training services.

Demonstrating Integrity

We seek to be authentic in our words and actions, and trustworthy in our work and relationships.

OUR THEOLOGICAL ALIGNMENT

Sanctuary’s mission, vision, and values are based on the historic Christian faith as understood and revealed in Scripture. Our team and advisors represent various denominations and traditions, and the resources we produce are informed by the Bible and the tenets of faith outlined by the Apostles’ Creed.

John Swinton

“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