Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 – watch this space

14-20 May is Mental Health Awareness Week, an initiative to encourage discussion about and reduce stigma around mental health issues. The Jesuits in Britain want to take this opportunity to help our readers and listeners to pray, think, learn and talk about life’s uphill struggles, whether they are associated with diagnosed mental health conditions or other circumstances.

Across our online platforms, there are a number of different resources about situations in which people struggle to find peace of mind and heart. Our written and audio content will explore some of the causes, effects and manifestations of anxiety, and look particularly at the dynamic between faith and mental health.

Ruth Morris, Digital Communications Manager, said "We found many of our listeners and readers were asking us for resources on some of the issues addressed in MHAW.  So, after internal discernment about the role of faith in supporting people with their struggles, we developed these resources with the help of a range of religious and lay collaborators with a wealth of relevant experience.”

We will be considering ideas, offering prayerful support and sharing experiences. However, we encourage you to seek professional help if you are concerned about yourself or somebody else.

All the content will be accessible from our spirituality website Pathways to God. Watch this space…