MENTAL HEALTH FRIENDLY CHURCH

Part of our vision statement at Redeemer Church is “Restoring lives”, which ultimately is something that Jesus wants to do in all our lives through His word and His love.

In a world where mental health issues are often misunderstood and are becoming increasingly common across all generations due to the stress and demands of modern living, we aim to be a church who better understands and supports people in the challenges these issues can bring to everyday life and to our wellbeing.

We have joined with the charity Kintsugi Hope to set up safe and supportive communities for people to grow and flourish. A place where people can allow themselves to be real as they face some of the challenges of everyday life.

Why join a group? Watch the following video:

We are starting to pilot a Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing Group from Friday 5th November, meeting weekly in Chester-le-Street between 10am to 12noon over 12 weeks with a break over the Christmas and New Year period.

What to expect from the group:

  • Safety and support where there is no shame and embarrassment in struggling
  • An increase in self-worth, confidence and wellbeing
  • A deeper understanding of the reality of God’s love for you
  • Clear pathways to receive additional support if needed

What sort of themes are covered each week?

1. Honesty- Life is a journey2. Anxiety- Who cares?3. Depression- Strong for too long4. Shame- Discovering the treasure
5. Anger- Boiling point6. Disappointment and loss- God’s silence doesn’t mean God’s absence7. Perfectionism- Beyond reach of reason8. Forgiveness- Living with our scars
9. Self-acceptance- I am flawsome10. Healthy relationships- Stay connected11. Resilience- Strength to carry on12. Review- Continuing the journey

If you would be interested in being part of the group or would like to know more then please contact Carol Tree or Debbie Affleck using the info@redeemercls.com email address or by speaking to them directly.

To hear how these groups have impacted others watch the following video:

Come and join us!

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