Bev Smith is the Empowering Meetings Mental Health Officer for Quaker Life. She works with Quaker communities to help them respond with compassion and understanding when…
Mental Health: Quaker approaches
What is a Quaker approach to mental health? In this course we explore mental health and spirituality, asking why mental health is important to Quakers. We consider our understandings of mental health issues, and reflect on how Quaker meetings value and support people who are in distress. We will use Quaker and other writings, games and videos, and have discussions using online forums and three live sessions.
This course is for everyone, and is of particular interest to those with lived experience of mental health problems, who care for someone who has mental health problems, who have a professional background in mental health, or a spiritual nurture or pastoral care role in their meeting.
The course won’t be a therapeutic space and in an online course we can’t offer individual support – please make sure you have sufficient support close to hand. This course won’t give basic information about mental health, but we will offer links.
Woodbrooke and Quaker Life working in Partnership
Live sessions are on Thursdays 4 February, 18 February and 4 March, all at 19:00-20:30.
Course category: Supporting Quaker communities
This course will involve:
On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communications adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Unfortunately, we cannot offer closed captions on any live sessions for this course.