Stretcher-Bearer Dialogue Series 2018
This series is open to all regardless of faith. It caters for anyone with an interest in mental health, carers of someone with mental ill-health and anyone interested in learning how to support individuals experiencing mental ill-health
SPEAKER: Dr Hera Lukman
WHAT DOES THIS SERIES INVOLVE?
This series consists of several interactive sessions on various mental health issues. Participants will meet once or once in two months throughout the year. All sessions are held on Sundays 11-12:30pm.
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 25 Feb 2018. The title of this session is
“Being a “stretcher-bearer”: walking alongside those with mental ill-health”.
WHAT ARE THE TOPICS COVERED IN THIS SERIES?
Please refer to the table below. All topics and dates after Feb will be confirmed nearer the time. Announcement of the confirmed topic and date for each session will be published in the PJEFC monthly bulletin or the PJEFC website.
25 FEB : Being a “stretcher-bearer”: walking alongside those with mental ill-health
25 MARCH : Understanding mental health and common mental ill-health
20 MAY : Communicating as a stretcher-bearer: common communication gaps when engaging individuals with mental ill-health
10 JUNE : Communicating as a stretcher-bearer: what is effective listening?
15 JULY : Walking alongside those with Depression
19 AUGUST : Walking alongside those with Anxiety
16 SEPT : Dialogue on Sexuality
21 OCT : Understanding Addiction: the role of Choice & Compulsion
18 NOV : Let’s talk about Suicide
16 DEC : Journeying with those who Grieve