Mental Health Ministry
On this page you'll find some resources that have emerged out of my role as a mental health chaplain. It's a work in progress but I hope there will be something useful for others to engage with and serve those who suffer from mental illness.
I am also passionate about legitimising a conversation about the role that spirituality plays in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. For too long spirituality has been a neglected discipline in a field dominated by the medical model and matters of faith, religion, transcendence and prayer have tended to be regarded as part of a person's psychosis. This is changing slowly as the industry moves towards a more holistic model of care which is more open to incorporating dimensions that are not merely pathological.
Who sits with John?
Mental Health First Aid Australia