Lifting the Lid
From a blog by Livability
Livability has launched new church Bible study resource regarding mental health.
‘Lifting the Lid’ is intended to help churches engage with the mental health challenges faced by those in their communities. Drawing on well-known Bible stories to open up discussions on a key topic, the resource helps small groups explore the topics of emotional and mental well-being. Comprised of 6 studies, each session offers concrete ways to support people in both church and the neighbourhood.
It is free to download and is designed to be run over six weeks, led by someone who has spent time becoming familiar with the material. Each session is designed to last 1.5 hours.
With 1 in 4 people experiencing a mental health illness in the UK each week, Livability sees churches as key to supporting and resourcing their communities effectively. ‘Lifting the Lid’ helps churches to create listening communities that are welcoming, understanding and offer ways to participate.
"Emotional and mental ill health is an area that many of us lack confidence in. Whilst churches should never seek to offer medical or professional advice to mental health sufferers – they are in a great position to lift the lid on these areas positively." says Mat Ray, Livability’s Head of Church Partnerships
The resource has been trialled in the Diocese of Lichfield.
Get the resource here
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