Mental Health Development Worker


Deadline:  11th January 2021, 12 noon

Mental health has been a common theme in much of TCT’s work, featuring strongly in its work on social and financial inclusion, and on community cohesion and integration. It was one of three priorities identified by the Wolverhampton Truth Commission. In 2021, the Diocese of Lichfield is giving TCT responsibility for its church-based mental health work, which had developed over several years through the introduction of the Lifting the Lid course and the training of over 80 people on the two-day Mental Health First Aid course. Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on the mental health of many people, in particular those who were already vulnerable and disadvantaged.

This intervention is to equip church communities across the Diocese to come alongside individuals and their families during periods of mental illness. In particular we recognise that often families, friends and carers struggle to support those close to them experiencing acute episodes of mental ill-health. We anticipate linking with existing local and national programmes supporting churches’ engagement with mental health. We believe that the suitably equipped church community can play a significant role during these times.

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