ON TRAC: Spiritual and pastoral care

Course information
Date
Course start date is passed
Level
Introductory
Locations
This course takes place online via Zoom with access to pre workshop eLearning materials
Length and time
8 Weeks
Cost
£0.00
Course information
Date
Course start date is passed
Level
Introductory
Locations
This course takes place online via Zoom with access to pre workshop eLearning materials
Length and time
8 Weeks
Cost
£0.00
About the course

This free, 8-week course aims to provide Black faith and religious groups or communities with an understanding of mental health issues, and help you improve your spiritual and pastoral skills for supporting people experiencing mental health difficulties.

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Please note - the course is only open to members of faith groups in Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham and Croydon

You will be provided with opportunities to meet mental health professionals, to find out more about their role and how the mental health system works. Group sessions will help you develop skills around active listening and how to engage with, and support congregation members who may be experiencing difficulties.

We will also discuss wider issues such as stigma, mental health inequalities, barriers to accessing help within the Black community, and creative ways that we can work together to improve this using culturally tailored approaches.

Book using the course PIN code

You may only register for access to the online materials if you have received the course code, which is available on the course information flyer circulated to London faith communities/groups.

If you haven’t been sent the flyer, but would like access, please email the contacts below confirming your faith community/group is within Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham and Croydon.

Course Background

“Spirituality can help people maintain good mental health. It can help them cope with everyday stress and can keep them grounded. Tolerant and inclusive spiritual communities can provide valuable support and friendship.” (Mental Health Foundation, 2007)

A well-structured pastoral engagement with faith/religious community members can help reduce isolation and stigmatisation, people with mental health may face within their communities. If you feel inspired to work with members of your faith group around issues related to mental health, then we would encourage you to sign up!

Please complete the introduction and module one e-learning modules in advance of the first live group session, these are available when you book on the course.

Learning objectives
  • Improve your knowledge and awareness of mental health and illness

  • Develop your ability to support people within their congregation experiencing mental health difficulties

  • Develop the skills and confidence to work with mental health services to promote mental health awareness and help-seeking within your faith communities

Course schedule

Course start date is passed
Target audience
Members of faith groups in Lambeth, Southwark. Lewisham and Croydon
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This course takes place online via Zoom with access to pre workshop eLearning materials
09/11/2021 18:00-20:30
2 hours
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This course takes place online via Zoom with access to pre workshop eLearning materials
16/11/2021 18:00-20:30
2 hours
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This course takes place online via Zoom with access to pre workshop eLearning materials
23/11/2021 18:00-20:30
2 hours
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This course takes place online via Zoom with access to pre workshop eLearning materials
30/11/2021 18:00-20:30
2 hours
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This course takes place online via Zoom with access to pre workshop eLearning materials
11/01/2022 18:00-20:30
2 hours
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This course takes place online via Zoom with access to pre workshop eLearning materials
18/01/2022 18:00-20:30
2 hours
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This course takes place online via Zoom with access to pre workshop eLearning materials
25/01/2022 18:00-20:30
2 hours
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This course takes place online via Zoom with access to pre workshop eLearning materials
01/02/2022 18:00-20:30
2 hours
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