One in four people suffer from mental health problems in their lifetime. The UK government is calling for better mental health provision whilst cutting funding for the NHS. There are deep cuts happening in mental health services across the country. You probably haven’t heard this as it is being swept under the carpet. Finally, there
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If you are a regular follower of this blog you will have noticed that both myself and The Bassplayer are keen to promote work with people who suffer from mental illness. As priest I often encounter mental illness. The Bassplayer is a clinical psychologist so as you can imagine she sees the effects of mental
Last night @charityhamilton sent me this as a text message. So @thebassplayeruk had a rant in her capacity as Resident Psychologist. Then @unshaunsheep made this and the floodgates were opened. “Pseudo science” may have been said. “Why is the Church of England spending my money on this nonsense” may have been said. It’s a hard
As we’ve progressed through this series on ‘identity’, we’ve turned increasingly towards the concept of ‘Christian identity’. How do we view ourselves as ‘Christians’ within a Christian community? As Christians, the world is viewed in light of our relationship with God. This naturally affects the relationship people have with other people who also have a
Robb asked me to contribute to his blog because a lot of his recent writings about identy are the culmination of years of conversations we have had together. I remember as a teenager starting to read ‘The Imitation of Christ’ by the Christian mystic Thomas á Kempis, and giving up after about 4 pages due