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Health & Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing

Good health and wellbeing is vital for everyone to thrive and flourish.

Created 3rd May 2019

Updated 6th May 2021

TCT’s Health and Wellbeing work focuses on three specific areas:

    • Mental Health and Wellbeing
    • Dementia Friendly Churches
    • Enabling Church

    We have also run special pieces of work including COVID-19 Vaccine promotion, sharing important Covid-19 information and raising awareness of ovarian cancer in community languages.

    We also run a range of partnerships to build community and tackle isolation including Places of Welcome and Bringing People Together

    Promoting Wellbeing and supporting people living with mental health conditions

    We are delighted to have a new Mental Health Development Worker in post, funded by All Churches Trust.

    You can contact Rachel Moore via:

    Email: rachel.moore@tctogether.org.uk

    Phone number: 07960 080 562

    Rachel is planning a number of events to help empower local churches to support people with their wellbeing and mental health post lockdown.

    These events will be advertised on our EVENTS PAGE

    Rachel's work builds on the work of Rev Charlotte Gompertz, who offered the two-day adult course from MHFA England, to over 100 people around the Diocese of Lichfield, so that they can cascade some of that awareness to their local congregations and communities.

    Mental Health was one of the three issues identified by the six people with lived experience of poverty, who worked with the City's business and Civic leaders to create lasting change. They promoted the Time to Change Mental Health Employer’s Pledge and we were delighted that this was adopted by both City of Wolverhampton Council and Black Country Chamber of Commerce.

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    If you need someone to talk to, the Samaritans are available 24/7

    Many people struggle to cope at one point or another and going through a range of emotions during this time is common.

    Whatever you're facing, the Samaritans are here to listen 💚

    Covid-19 has had a massive impact on our wellbeing and mental health, but theer are lots of helpful resources to help you which we have collated:

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    Image credit: Georg Arthur Pflueger on Unsplash

    Supporting people living with Dementia

    Dementia Friendly Churches

    Dementia affects many people. It brings very real challenges and changes over time. As dementia progresses, patterns of life change not just for the person with dementia but for those around them too. Many of us have direct experience of dementia – ourselves, a partner or a parent, a friend or a neighbour.

    In the Diocese of Lichfield, we are committed to naming and facing dementia together, both acknowledging the change and the loss that it brings, and also affirming the life and love that can be shared on the path through dementia.

    This video is one of four case-studies sponsored by Staffordshire University looking at the growth of Dementia-friendly Churches in the UK.

    Enabling Church

    Accessibility for all!

    1 in 6 people (at least!) live with some kind of physical or mental impairment. Jesus spent lots of his time and energy showing us that no-one is excluded from knowing and experiencing the love of God.

    Gods story is often most vividly told to us by and through the lives of those who are commonly overlooked by the 'mainstream'. In the Bible, Jesus says 'The Kingdom of God belongs to such as these...Truly I tell you, what you do for the least among you, you are doing to me…'. Could we even be excluding GOD?!

    The role of the Diocesam Enabling Church Advisor - Rev Zoe Heming is to offer resources and advice so that no-one finds themselves on the outside of the community you enjoy and want to sustain.

    Rev Zoe is supported in this vital work by Zoe Corney.

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    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

    Jeremiah 29:11

    Photo by Peter Zager via Unsplash