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?
There is no parking at the church but there are many car parks in close proximity. Please contact PeerTalk Administrator for more details.
The railway station is within 15 minutes walking distance from the church.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?