Much like we all have different fitness levels, which we improve by doing exercise or watching what we eat, we all have a mental health that needs looking after too. This lockdown, for many of us, has begun to highlight some cracks in our mental health.
You are not alone and there is hope.
As a church we are here for you. Please do get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you could use a safe place to communicate and process what you’re going through.
Here's a short video with some ideas of how to look after our mental health during lockdown...
Kintsugi Hope is a charity based in the UK striving to make a difference to peoples mental wellbeing. 'Kintsugi' (金継ぎ) is a Japanese technique for repairing pottery with seams of gold. The word means 'golden joinery' in Japanese. This repairs the brokenness in a way that makes the object more beautiful, and even more unique than it was prior to being broken. Instead of hiding the scars it makes a feature of them.
We want to see a world where mental and emotional health is understood and accepted, with safe and supportive communities for everyone to grow and flourish. We have run one Kintsugi Hope course here in Garstang already and are getting ready to run more when lockdown lifts.
Click the buttons below for a three part teaching series, Honesty over Silence, from CEO and co-founder of Kintsugi Hope, Patrick Regan.
Breathe Therapies offer early intervention, early access and treatment for anyone in Preston and the North West who are experiencing eating disorder, obesity, mental health or wellbeing issues.
They are a not for profit organisation and the treatment arm of the S.E.E.D. – the only eating disorder charity in Lancashire.
|Crisis Line||If you need urgent help for mental distress and your GP practice|
is not available, then call these numbers.
|Wellbeing & Mental|
|Freephone out of hours, person centred listening environment|
for people requiring emotional support in relation to their own
mental health or that of someone they know.
|0800 915 4640|
|Samaritans||Free and confidential support for people experiencing feelings|
of distress or despair.
Or email: email@example.com