PARTNERS & FRIENDS

At Sanctuary, we provide training, tools, and resources to equip the Church to support mental health and wellbeing. Below you’ll find a list of our partners and friends in this mission, as well as links to their websites and resources.

MORE RESOURCES ON MENTAL HEALTH FROM OUR PARTNERS

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Grace Alliance

Grace Alliance is a Texas-based organization that cultivates healthy solutions for hearts and minds through simple, innovative biblical truths, scientific research, and practical tools. They create resources and provide training/support for facilitators who lead faith-based small groups for people living with and affected by anxiety, depression, and other life challenges.
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The Mind and Soul Foundation

A UK-based charity that exists to educate, by sharing the best of Christian theology and mental health advances; to equip, by helping people meet God and recover from emotional distress; and to encourage, by engaging with the local church and mental health services. They produce high-quality resources and articles about mental health and faith.
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Hope Made Strong

Hope Made Strong offers online courses and workshops that equip and strengthen ministry leaders with skills and tools to care and support others while remaining resilient in ministry. You are equipped with actionable strategies that strengthen your skills and develop your team’s ability to serve others with excellence and hope.
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Renew Wellbeing

Renew Wellbeing is a UK-based charity that helps churches open spaces of welcome and inclusion, in partnership with mental health teams, to improve mental and emotional wellbeing.
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Mental Health Access Pack

The Mental Health Access Pack is a free bite-sized virtual resource to help your church understand and engage with mental and emotional health. Written by The Mind and Soul Foundation, Livability and Premier Lifeline, this site hosts 30 concise articles that cover common conditions, answer spiritual questions and provide practical tips.
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ThinkTwice

ThinkTwice is a Christian mental health charity born out of a personal struggle with mental illness. ThinkTwice provides training courses, mental health sermons, and seminars to equip churches and similar organisations in their care for people. They also raise awareness of mental health within wider society and aim to reduce the stigma so many people still face today.
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PARTNERS

University of Aberdeen

Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen is one of the Ancient Scottish universities. The university’s Centre for Spirituality, Health, and Disability is at the cutting edge of research in theology and disability, spirituality and healthcare, and the theology of mental health; it is considered a centre of excellence for these areas of research.
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Livability

Livability is a UK-based charity that has been connecting people with their communities for over 170 years. Through a wide range of disability, education, training and community services, Livability promotes inclusion and wellbeing for all while tackling social isolation and the barriers it can cause in the lives of people with disabilities.
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Ending Poverty Together

This free content platform boasts hundreds of thought-provoking articles, videos, testimonies, and courses from industry experts who are dedicating their lives to ending poverty in all forms. Ending Poverty Together offers Canadians access to the knowledge, tools, and networks needed to make a sustainable impact for the vulnerable in their communities.
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Regent College

Regent College was founded in 1968 as the first graduate school of theology in North America to make education of the laity its central focus. Their Christ-centred graduate programs and courses bring together vibrant evangelical faith and rigorous academics. In partnership with Sanctuary, Regent offers a Certificate in Christianity and Mental Health.
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Food for the Hungry

Food for the Hungry (FH) Canada is a Christian non-profit organization dedicated to walking with communities as they go from stuck to thriving. Through international development, Child Sponsorship, and emergency relief, FH strives to relieve all forms of poverty—physical, spiritual, social, and personal—and facilitate sustainable change. FH serves families, churches, and businesses in the pursuit of ending poverty, together.
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FRIENDS

Sanctuary’s mission is to equip the Church to support mental health and wellbeing. Our partnerships allow us to have greater impact and reach. Partnership does not necessarily imply complete alignment with all views held by partnering organizations.