mental health

Spirituality workers from across Britain and Ireland gathered at St Beuno’s Jesuit Spirituality Centre to attend a key training session on mental health.Speakers came at the invitation of Fr Roger Dawson SJ, Director of St Beuno's, to share new approaches to accompanying those suffering or stigmatised because of poor mental health. Kate Dawson originally qualified as a social worker and has since gained 30 years’ worth of experience in the public sector and within mental health fields....
11-17 May is Mental Health Awareness Week, which seems a good time to ask: is religious belief good for your mental health? Roger Dawson SJ looks at one particular process through which we might assess the benefits of religion for mental health: the influence of religious belief on coping strategies.The relationship between psychology and religion historically has been tense and characterised by suspicion, with some famous psychologists claiming that religion is essentially pathological, while...