Doors of Hope

Doors of Hope
Saturday, November 17, 2018, 9:15 AM - 4:15 PM

Location: Fountain of Life Network Church, The Well Christian Centre, Swaffham Rd, Ashill, I9 GB IP25 7BT


 The Fountain of Life Church in Ashill will be holding their Doors of Hope Conference on Saturday 17th November to equip the body of Christ to respond to people with mental and emotional ill health. Leaders, members of churches, pastoral care workers and counsellors working in a Christian setting are all welcome to attend.

Keynote speaker Mick Brooks, Chief Executive of Crusade for World Revival, will be talking about the theological perspective of why churches should respond to the mental health agenda and how they might offer hope to people who may either already attend church or those who walk through the church doors seeking support.

Revd Stephen Mawditt Minister at Fountain of Life hopes the day ‘will help reduce stigma around mental health and provide people with skills to respond. Hannah Waite a PhD student being supervised by Professor John Swinton at the University of Aberdeen will be sharing with us her research into stigma particularly around bi-polar and schizophrenia’.

Other topics being covered will be mental health conditions, children and young people’s mental health and their spirituality. There will be workshops covering the addictions of gambling drugs, alcohol, sex and pornography and Resilience.

Speakers include Kathy Spooner, Director of Counselling, Association of Christian Counsellors, Sue and Chris Monckton-Rickett Wholeness in God’s Son, Irene Davies formerly Counselling Programme Director London School of Theology, Liz Fordham, Director The Mind Map Charity, Justyn Rees Larcomb, Justin Marsh from the Paula Hall organisation and Dr Louise Anderson Co-ordinator for New Wine Health Care Workers Network.

Further information will be circulated shortly when there will be an opportunity to register to attend.  The fee is £15 and a CPD certificate of attendance will be provided for those who may need them.  A bursary is available if necessary.

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