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 is hosting 'Doors of Hope Conference' on Saturday 17th November to equip the body of Christ in responding well to issues 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 CWR and Waverley Abbey College, 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 Larcombe - son of Jennifer Rees Larcombe. Justyn, having overcome his gambling addiction, now speaks about addictions and is an author.
Justin Marsh - The Paula Hall Organisation
Dr Louise Anderson - Co-ordinator, New Wine Health Care Workers Network.

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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