Mental Health First Aid and W.I.S.E. Conference on November 1 & 2

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.

Alan Johnson

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

  • On–going support

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.

For more information, email Alan Johnson at and visit this webpage.