On behalf of the UCC Mental Health Network, I warmly invite you to attend a WISE Conference on Mental Health. Being impacted myself by mental health conditions in my own family, I know these conferences do make a difference. It reduces the stigma about mental illness and increases our understanding of mental health conditions and how our congregations can respond. You will experience personal stories; receive practical steps to engage in a mental health ministry in your congregation; and be introduced to the WISE (Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportive, Engaged) Covenant for congregations for mental health. Please join us.
Registration coming soon - save the dates! Location: Church of the Beatitudes, Phoenix
November 1: Mental Health First Aid – a training program that teaches members of the public how to help a person developing a mental health problem (including a substance use problem), experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis.
November 2: W.I.S.E. Conference – includes a keynote by Rev. Dr. Sarah Lund, workshops, basics of starting a mental health ministry, opening and closing worship, and more.
Participants are encouraged to attend both events.
Inspiration and practical Steps to implement mental health ministry in your congregation:
Ways congregations can address mental health concerns
Stories from persons affected by mental health issues
Practical steps to engage in a mental health ministry
Introduction to the WISE (Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportive, Engaged) Covenant
Network with those who are on the journey to address mental health challenges
A WISE congregation has joined the mission to being Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportive, and Engaged in the mental health of the community and the wider world.