South Lakeland Interfaith Forum and South Lakeland Mind have been selected to be part of the Faith and Mental Health Beacon Project, created by FaithAction and mental health charity Mind.
The project is designed to enable local Minds and faith groups to work together to increase engagement and confidence to support emotional wellbeing in a faith context – using faith and spirituality as assets rather than barriers to accessing excellent care and support.
Spiritual Links aims to engage those in local faith communities who feel isolated and to support them to improve their mental health and increase their resilience. Over 12 months the project partners will work with the South Lakeland Interfaith Forum to design, produce and distribute an information booklet about mental health and faith. They will provide advice and guidance on how to support those experiencing emotional and mental health issues and will also promote opportunities to access peer support and counselling services.
Read more about all the pilot projects here.