The Big Faith Mental Health Get Together

Spirit in Mind, alongside its partners South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Darul Ilm Education Centre and with help from Kumon Y’All, Near Neighbours, Jo Cox Foundation and More in Common have organised faith-based community Mental Health Awareness Sessions.

There will be a total of 3 sessions in all held in Dewsbury, North Kirklees. These are free to local people to attend and there will be a chance to network with Faith and Community Volunteers and Leaders over lunch.

  • Session 1: 19th June 2018, 9.30am-12pm for male only Muslim and Christian faith Volunteers, Faith and Community leaders. (Max 50) at Darul-Ilm Education Centre, 22 Brewery Lane, Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury, WF12 9DZ
  • Session 2: 26th June 2018, 9.30am-12pm for female only Muslim and Christian faith Volunteers, Faith and Community leaders (Max 50) at Darul-Ilm Education Centre, 22 Brewery Lane, Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury, WF12 9DZ
  • Session 3: for male and female, Christians and Muslims, TBA at a Christian Venue later in the Summer (Max 50)

Food and refreshments will be provided to all who attend. Some participants will be invited to attend a retreat held locally later in the summer. There is also the possibility of attending fully paid for MHFA Mental Health First Aid Courses later during the year.

They are seeking local people who are volunteers in a community or faith setting from within North Kirklees; this could be from a Church, Mosque, Madrassa or Prayer circles. Prayers will take place after the lunch for those who need to pray their Zuhr Salah. The sessions will be facilitated by experienced staff from South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Spirit in Mind.

They hope to create an atmosphere of co-operation and collaboration to look at ways of helping people suffering from mental illness. This will be an opportunity for people to understand and recognise the causes, symptoms and support for mental health problems, covering:

  • What we mean by mental health and mental distress
  • Different models of mental health
  • Medical/biological
  • Psychological
  • Social
  • Spiritual
  • Impact of culture, race and gender on mental health
  • Common and less common mental health conditions

To book your place, please contact Aziz Rehman or Debby Walker on 01924 316282 or email pastoral.care@swyt.nhs.uk.

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