Mental Wellbeing

We believe all mental health matters - keeping positive mental health and supporting those who are struggling with their mental health. As a church we strive to be a community that is honest and real about the highs and lows of life.

 

We recognise that there are so many resources out there, but here are some of the best that we’ve found.

 

 

Mind and Soul Foundation www.mindandsoulfoundation.org

Mind www.mind.org.uk

Be Head Strong  www.beheadstrong.uk 

Church of England Mental Health Support www.churchofengland.org/resources/mental-health-resources

Phone support:

 

Samaritans 24/7 - 116 123

Shout 24/7 Text Support Service - Text SHOUT to 85258

Mind (9am-6pm) - 0300 123 3393

Papyrus (9am-12am) - 0800 068 4141

Lincoln Crisis Cafe - 0300 011 1200

Helpful books/reading

 

The Worry Book: Finding a Path to Freedom by Will Van der Hart

Mental Health: The Inclusive Church Resources by John Swinton

Spurgeon’s Sorrows by Zack Eswine

First Steps Out of Anxiety by Dr Kate Middleton

Living with a Black Dog by Matthew Johnstone

Top tips

 

Share how you are feeling with someone - it is ok to not be ok.

Reach out for help when you need it, be that a friend, phone support line or GP.

Try to get some fresh air every day.

Try to keep to a routine.

Get plenty of rest and be kind to yourself.