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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. Lockdown, the upheaval and impact of the pandemic and anxiety about the virus may be causing our mental health to fray.

You are not alone and there is hope.

As a church we are here for you. Please do get in touch with us at andrewt@garstangfmc.org.uk if you could use a safe place to communicate and process what you’re going through. 

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A video about coping with our emotions and protecting our mental health during lockdown.

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A video about looking after our mental health and wellbeing as we transition out of lockdown into the 'new normal'.

Mind & Soul Foundation is a Christian mental health charity that has years of experience. They have lots of helpful articles on their website to help us look after our mental health and wellbeing during the pandemic.

Mindsmatter are an NHS wellbeing service offering a range of free psychological therapies, including online programmes and one-to-one therapy, to people aged 16 and over in Lancashire.

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 restrictions allow.

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.

Big White Wall is an online support community with access to live therapy, information and therapeutic activities. Lancashire NHS has signed up so we can access this brilliant online service for free.

Urgent Help:

Service:Description:Times:Phone:
Crisis LineIf you need urgent help for mental distress and your GP practice
is not available, then call these numbers.
www.lscft.nhs.uk/crisis
9am-5pm


5pm-9am
01524 550550
01772 647024

01524 550199
01772 773433
Wellbeing & Mental
Health Helpline
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.
M-F: 7-11pm
S+S: Noon-Midnight
0800 915 4640 
SamaritansFree and confidential support for people experiencing feelings
of distress or despair.
Or email: jo@samaritans.org
24hrs116 123
 



For further advice or support contact Andrew or Ellie Tissingh

andrewt@garstangfmc.org.uk

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