Community Mental Health Support
'Mental health' is defined as 'a person's condition with regard to their psychological and emotional wellbeing'. Everybody has mental health in the same way that everyone has physical health.
Good mental health is characterised by a person's ability to cope with everyday life, make the most of everyday life and play a fulfilling role alongside their family, friends and community.
People with good mental health are easily able to learn new things, feel emotions, form relationships and cope with change and uncertainty.
Mental health problems affect the way a person thinks, feels and behaves. They are diagnosed illness
As a church family we are proud to be associated with the Grow program whose mission is to "nurture mental health, personal growth, prevention and full recovery from all kinds of mental illness."
Grow's unique Group Method, 12 Step Program, and its Caring and Sharing Community, benefits its members in many ways. International research shows that "over a period of time they need significantly less professional help and have less chance of relapse. They are significantly more likely to be in employment and will have wider support networks. They are also more likely to reduce, or dispense with medication." If you or someone you know is suffering with anxiety, depression, self harming or any form of mental health issues, please contact Grow on 07742015864, alternatively contact the church office 01142472994.
Grow members attend a weekly meeting lasting around two hours during which a specific Group Method is followed which enables them to learn a practical psychology of mental health, known as the Grow Program. Members provide mutual support in undertaking certain tasks that encourage a healthy change in thinking, behaviour and/or relationships.
Grow is non denominational and open to all, the support group meets every Wednesday from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Beacon, Old lane, Halfway. S20 3GZ.
You do not need to attend any church to join "Grow," (most people do not attend any kind of church ...some people are atheist)
Clients may self refer.
For further information and to read and hear from some people who have been helped through the Grow program, see Grow website by clicking here
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