The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has established a Mental Health Project to further encourage and inspire us as communities of understanding. This project originated in response to “Listening 2004: My Family My Church” when a group gathered to consider how best to offer care and increase pastoral support in our Catholic communities, at a local level, for those with mental health needs, their families and carers.
The Bishops’ mental health project offers:
- Support and resources to local Catholic communities as they respond to those with mental distress
- It seeks to identify and highlight good practice in pastoral care for those with mental health needs, their families and carers
- It aims to develop a network of those within the Catholic community in England and Wales with a special interest in locally based mental health support