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Health and Wellbeing

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

If you experience low mental wellbeing over a long period of time, you are more likely to develop a mental health problem. Everyone needs friendship and conversation, and to feel part of community, whatever condition they are living with.

Mental Health First Aid - We need to get to grips with the idea that mental health is just as real and as important as physical health. The church has got a huge part to play. Mental Health First Aid talks about hope and recovery and incorporating people into communities and how that helps their recovery – churches can be the best place to start doing that. TCT is supporting the cascade of diocesan Mental Health First Aid training, and promoting the Time to Change Mental Health Employer’s Pledge.

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.

Places of Welcome

We’re committed to creating a network of safe places where anyone can connect, belong and contribute.

“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