Wellbeing


The LIFE Course is a simple course written by the Revd  Ali Hogger Gadsby to help us to become more resilient, to be able to live life in all fullness, to be able to flourish when not all is as it should be.  

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust have produced some helpful Cognitive Behavioural Therapy sessions on

The Revd Ali Hogger Gadsby has produced this Relaxation Exercise

Mental Health resources are available from the Church of England and, from the Living Ministry research project, a paper on six ways ministers T.H.R.I.V.E. ... during a pandemic

St Luke's is producing a Virtual Clergy Wellbeing Programme with a new paper added each week

St Luke's paper for Clergy 'Spouses' - No time to breathe?

Resources are also available from the Mental Health Foundation

Trauma Healing Institute (THI)’s course Healing the Wounds of Trauma – How the Church Can Help https://traumahealinginstitute.org/about which combines mental health care principles and wisdom from the Bible

THI has produced special materials (drawing on experiences with Ebola) to help people cope with the effects of Covid-19 pandemic.  These are all available for free download at: https://beyonddisaster.bible/ 
They can be used individually but the benefits are enhanced by sharing with another person or as a small group in from one to four sessions. The materials adapt readily to use on Zoom.

  • Unstuck, A Teen Guide to Living in Uncertain Times. Ideal for small groups but can be done individually.
  • Care for the Caregiver helps anyone caring for others to thrive even as they pour out their lives for others.
  • Healing from the Distress of the COVID-19 Crisis (for small adult groups)
  • Peace be Still: A Family Guide to Living in Crazy Days (helps families talk together about their reactions to the situation, gently bringing God and Jesus into the picture)
  • Beyond Disaster (Survivor’s Booklet) is a guide for spiritual first aid.

BBC News ran a story about protecting our mental health during the Covid-19 crisis.

The British Psychological Society has published The psychological needs of healthcare staff as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic

The Children's Society have a number of resources for child mental health

Coventry and Warwickshire Mind have a direct dial number on 02476 224417 1-5 pm Monday to Friday only.

Warwickshire County Council has published a document listing Mental Health Service Information for the county.

Broken Rites support clergy spouses/partners who are experiencing difficulty in their relationships or situations.

Reflections on the lockdown from a former Carthusian monk

Please use this link if you might be interested in An informal meeting for bereaved clergy