Thank you to Gail Sainsbury, Project Officer for the Catholic Bishops’ Mental Health Project, for sharing the following information with us:
A Week of Prayer & Awareness of Dementia 12th to 19th March 2015
“Let us pray for and with those whose lives have been touched by dementia. In this way we unite ourselves with them, forging a link with the Lord that words alone cannot express.” Bishop David McGough, Lead Bishop to the Pastoral Care Project.
National Dementia Prayer Week© 2015 organised by the Pastoral Care Project is an invitation to everyone to pray for and with those who live among us with dementia. This is the Pastoral Care Project’s annual appeal for prayer and almsgiving which is vital for the continuity of their charitable work. Recent statistics indicate that there are over 820,000 people in the UK with dementia and an estimated 40,000 are younger people. This event is now in its fifth year and everyone is invited to participate and use the free online resources available from the Pastoral Care Project. The pastoral Care Project team would like to hear from you about what you plan to do in your area or how they can help you to get started. Please contact them on firstname.lastname@example.org
Mental Health Access Pack
One in four people experience a mental health problem at some point in their lifetime and it can be difficult to know how best to support them. Livability and Mind and Soul have teamed up to provide a free Mental health Access Pack, which will help to equip users with knowledge and advice from medical, psychological and theological perspectives, help them to support those in their community who are struggling with mental health issues and enable them to discuss issues and share ideas surrounding mental health and the church.
Keynote speeches from Health and Social Care Seminar
On 1st November 2014 the Network of Catholics in Health and Social Care held a one-day seminar for healthcare professionals to ask the question: ‘Health and Social Care Staff: Good Samaritans for the 21st century?’ The audio versions of the keynote speeches from the event at Heythrop College are now available at www.catholicchurch.org.uk or by Clicking Here