[bhfa-members] Friendly Places: Mental Health campaign

  • From: "Lev Eakins" <bhfa.sec@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "BHFA Members" <bhfa-members@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 15:57:36 +0100

Dear BHFA members,


The BHFA is a member of the national Faith Action (www.faithaction.net) - "a
network of Faith based and Community organisations serving their communities
by delivering public services (such as childcare, health and social care,
housing and welfare to work)." 


They have got in touch and asks us to promote "Friendly Places", a Mental
Health campaign to make places of worship more welcoming, understanding and
supportive of those who are troubled with their mental health.




On the link above you will find articles, tips, guidance and other resources
to help your faith group make some practical and positive steps towards
becoming more mental health friendly.


They are also asking faith groups to sign the Friendly Place pledge, which
is described as follows:


.         Recognising the small, intentional things that make a big
difference to those struggling with mental health who are a part of your

.         Recognising that those suffering with their mental health should
not be placed on the margins of the community

.         Recognising the role that faith groups already play in providing
welcome and support

.         Encouraging further practical steps to provide support and tackle
mental health stigma and discrimination


Please could you circulate this email to relevant members of your faith
group and encourage them to sign the pledge if you feel this is a campaign
you are willing to support.


Kind regards,


Lev Eakins

Secretary, Brighton and Hove Faith in Action

Website:  <http://brightonandhovefaithinaction.wordpress.com/>

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