Stretcher Bearer 2019

Stretcher Bearer

DIALOGUE SERIES

WHAT DOES THIS SERIES INVOLVE?
This series consists of several interactive sessions on various mental health issues.
Participants will meet once a month throughout the year. All sessions are held on Sundays 11-12:30pm.
The topics to be covered and the brief summary of each topic can be found below:
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS SERIES?
This series aims to provide a safe space to talk about mental health and its various
challenges.
WHAT IS THE AIM OF THIS SERIES?
The main goal of these sessions is to develop an informed and supportive community,
the “stretcher-bearers”, who can encourage those with mental health challenges
to live well in Christ despite challenging circumstances.
WHO IS THIS SERIES FOR?
This series is open to all regardless of faith. It caters for:
1) anyone with an interest in mental health
2) carers of someone with mental ill-health
3) interested in learning how to support individuals experiencing mental ill-health
WHEN WILL THIS SERIES COMMENCE?
The first session will take place on 17 Feb 2019. The title of this session is
“Being a “Stretcher-Bearer”;: Role and Boundary Setting”.

Topics for the 2019
Stretcher-Bearer Dialogue Series

** Please note that the topics and dates are subjected to changes.

27 Jan Sexuality Dialogue: A Follow Up
17 Feb Being a "Stretcher-Bearer": Role and Boundary Setting
10 Mar Understanding Mental Health and Common Mental Ill-Health
14 April Developmental Issues (Children & Young People) AUTONOMY VS GUIDANCE
19 May Developmental Issues (Mid-Life & Elderly) LONELINESS
23 June Communicating as a Stretcher-Bearer 1: Common Communication Gaps
21 July Communicating as a Stretcher-Bearer 2: Effective Listening
18 Aug Walking alongside those with Depression
22 Sep Walking alongside those with Anxiety
20 Oct Let’s talk about Self-Harm & Suicide
17 Nov Understanding Addiction
8 Dec Journeying with those who Grieve

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