World Mental Health Day Service


undefinedA special service to mark World Mental Health Day in our diocese will be held at St Cuthbert's church, Cheadle, on Monday 12 October, starting at 7.30pm. There will be personal testimonies, a talk, and questions and answers as well as worship.

All are welcome to attend this event, which is part of an ongoing campaign to end the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health and  to get people to have supportive conversations. Churches are thought to be good places to start conversations about the experience of mental health issues.

The special service in Cheadle will be hosted by the Mental Health Forum – part of the diocesan Committee for Social Responsibility.

World Mental Health Day – started by the World Federation of Mental Health – promotes more open discussion of mental health, and directs attention towards prevention and treatment services.

Jane Knight (pictured below), our diocesan Head of Counselling, said: “We want to bust the myth that mental health is a scary thing to talk about. It’s estimated that around a quarter of all people experience mental health difficulties each year. We want people to come, listen and get talking.”