An opportunity to learn about depression from a clinical, personal and pastoral perspective, and how the church can be a good neighbour to those living with depression and their families.
This free event is open to anyone who would like to attend. It includes:
What is depression?
Kate Chartres, Nurse Consultant and Senior Clinical Nurse with Sunderland Psychiatric Liaison Team, will give a clinical perspective of what depression is in easy to understand terms.
State of Mind
Malcolm Rae OBE, FRCN, a co-founder of State of Mind, a rugby league, mental health and wellness initiative, will introduce Danny Sculthorpe, a former Super League Rugby Prop Forward, who will give a personal perspective of living with depression.
Loving my neighbour with depression
Cath Morgan and Nick Johnson, Healthcare Project Officers, with The Catholic Bishops Health & Social Care Advisory Group will give a pastoral perspective on how churches can include and support people with mental health conditions.
A dramatic perspective from MFATS (Misery For All To See), a theatrically based organisation that raises awareness about mental health.
PeerTalk – Facing Depression Together
Rev Stephen and Philippa Normanton will give an introduction to the PeerTalk initiative which aims to establish a national network of volunteer facilitated peer group support meetings for individuals who live with depression and their families.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The Hotel is adjacent to the railway station.
There is regulated car parking on site – all guests must register vehicle upon arrival at reception. Please note that if a vehicle is not registered for parking a chargeable fee will apply.
There are bus stops along Neville Street.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?