Are you stressed, worried or sad?
Feeling overwhelmed and want some help?
One in four people will experience a mental health problem every year, according to Mind.
There are plenty of different types of support out there, and a Mental Health First Aider can help you access the support you need to feel better. Mental Health First Aiders are a point of contact if you, or someone you are concerned about, are experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress. They are not therapists or psychiatrists but they can give you initial support and signpost you to appropriate help if required.
Over the past 18 months, the Avonside Mission Area (ASMA) has been running Mental Health Wellbeing Awareness Groups, Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing groups and through the Diocese trained Mental Health First Aiders. Our aim is to make our churches safe, supportive spaces for all people, especially those with mental health needs, support people’s wellbeing and share the love of Christ. See our separate page for full details on Kintsugi Hope Groups which aim to work in communities through local churches to support people.
If you are concerned that you are developing a mental health problem you should seek the advice and support of your GP as a matter of priority. If you are in distress and need immediate help and are unable to see a GP, you should visit your local A&E. See https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/your-mental-health/getting-help
If you have any questions about Mental Health First Aid at St Edyth’s Church, please contact Rebecca Cross at email@example.com or one of our Mental Health First Aiders – see the poster in church for details.