Stretcher Bearer 2021

What does this series involve?
This series consists of monthly seminars and dialogues on various mental health issues. All sessions are held on Saturdays, 10AM – 12PM.

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?
In John 10:10, Jesus said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”. Jesus also said, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” -John 16:33. The main goal of these sessions is to develop an informed and supportive community, the “stretcher-bearers” , who empowers people to live well in Christ despite trying circumstances. In so doing, this community of “stretcher-bearers” aspires to represent Christ as the Wounded Saviour in whom all human brokenness will find complete restoration, even in situations where physical and/or emotional brokenness persist.

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 health challenges
3) Anyone interested in learning how to recognize and support individuals experiencing mental ill-health

When will this series commence?
The first session will take place on 30 January 2021. The title of this session is “Being a “Stretcher-Bearer”: Role and Boundary Setting”.


Topics and Schedule 2021

30 January – Being a “Stretcher-Bearer”: Role and Boundary Setting

27 February – Developing Effective Listening

13 March – Mental Health and Common Mental Ill-Health

24 April – Walking alongside those with Depression

22 May – Walking alongside those who struggle with Anxiety

26 June – Understanding Addiction

24 July – Let’s talk about Self-Harm & Suicide

28 August – Sexuality and Mental Health

25 September – Journeying with those who Grieve

23 October – Navigating the Big C (Cancer Journey)


Meet the Speaker

Dr Hera Lukman is a registered Chartered Health Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. For the past 20 years, Hera has taught undergraduate and postgraduate Psychology at several Universities in the UK and Malaysia. She is currently working with various communities, particularly those within the education and faith-based institutions, to improve mental health literacy. Hera’s short-term goal is to develop informed communities of educators, faith leaders, peers and family members who understand their role in promoting mental health and who proactively provide effective mental health care to those struggling with mental health problems. In time, she hopes that such effort can help reduce the effects of stigma and misconceptions associated with mental distress and/or mental disorders. Her ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life for individuals living with mental health challenges.


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Saturdays, 10AM – 12PM
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Meeting ID: 895 0817 3690
Passcode: 227312

For more information, please contact Pastor Tan Yu Yong at yuyong@pjefc.com

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