Mental Health Project

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.
Mental Health Project
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
The lead bishop for the Mental Health Project is Bishop Richard Moth. The Project Officer is Gail Sainsbury who can be contacted on