Almost half of all Australians experience a mental illness in their lives. How can God's people best respond? Short Courses equip ministry staff and church members to care for those facing mental health challenges.   The Mental Health Masterclass provides a theological and practical framework for ministers who want to navigate mental illness and church life with wisdom.  This course enables ministry staff to effectively serve those within their congregations struggling with mental health issues while sustaining the other essential ministries of the church. A theological and practical approach that helps you to understand mental health issues, how the church can help, the limits of your role, and when and how to seek support from mental health professionals.   Cost: $100 For all clergy and ministry team members.           Powered by Eventbrite         Course content      Thinking theologically about mental health     People as bio/psycho/social/spiritual beings    Mental health issues as a form of human suffering    Mental health and human responsibility    Mental health and demon possession         Understanding mental health issues     Mental health as a continuum    Prevalence    Risk and protective factors    Classifying mental health concerns         The range of mental health concerns     Anxiety disorders    Depression    Bi-polar disorder    Trauma and stress-related disorders    Psychotic disorders and schizophrenia    Addictions and substance abuse    Eating disorders    Personality disorders    Other mental health issues         Managing suicide risk and responding to mental health crises     Understanding suicide    How to respond if you suspect someone is suicidal    How to respond if you suspect that someone is self-harming    How to respond if you suspect someone is having a psychotic episode    How to respond if someone is violent/potentially violent         Understanding and engaging with the mental health system in Australia     The range of mental health professionals and access/referral    Getting help in the community    Getting help from a hospital         The role of the church     Reducing stigma    Offering hope    Providing supportive relationships         The role of ministry staff     Wisdom in the face of complex needs    Involving others and referral    Being trauma aware    Offering the consolation of the gospel    Love and clear boundaries, especially in relation to personality disorders    Promoting mental wellbeing    Caring for carers         Sustaining yourself in ministry         Who is this course for?   Ministry staff and pastoral care workers   Course presenters    Keith Condie   Co-Director, Mental Health & Pastoral Care Institute  and   Jackie Stoneman   Director of Studies, Mary Andrews College    Time and Location   Thursday, 2 May 2019 9.30am – 4pm  Anglican Deaconess Ministries Level 1, St Andrew’s House 464-480 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000   Note:  Lunch will be provided. Please advise of any dietary requirements.   Pricing   $100

Mental Health Masterclass

       Date: Thursday 2 May, 2019    Time: 6.15pm-8.15pm    Location: ADM, Level 1 St Andrew's House, Sydney    Tickets: $30 (includes 2-course meal)     ENGAGE | Evening Session - May   Join us on the first Thursday of the month for Engage Evening Sessions – a fun, low-key opportunity for Christian women to come together and cheer each other on.  At Engage Evening Sessions you’ll hear three speakers from across a variety of spheres of work, culture and ministry. They’ll share stories about their current projects, new ideas or future plans. It's works-in-progress over a dinner party!  Engage Evening Sessions are a space to share knowledge and skills. And, as you hear stories from other women, a space to be inspired and dream big! This is a community where it’s perfectly OK to fail… and to try again, as you seek to discern the ways in which God is calling you to engage and impact the world for Him.  Meet peers, mentors and friends to journey with. Enjoy food and good fun on a Thursday night. Our evening sessions are open to all interested women from any field, age or background – and we especially welcome newcomers. Come join us!  Tickets are $30 and include a two-course meal by our friends at the wonderful social enterprise, Dinner on the Table.     
 
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       Almost half of all Australians experience a mental illness in their lives. How can God's people best respond? Short Courses equip ministry staff and church members to care for those facing mental health challenges.   From anxiety to personality disorders, Mental Health 101 is an overview of common mental health challenges, the mental health system and how the church can best respond.   Cost: $55 For all church members.           Powered by Eventbrite         Course content    Seven crucial topics make up the course content for Mental Health 101:     Mental health as a continuum    The prevalence of mental health disorders    A Christian perspective on mental health    Common mental health conditions:    Anxiety    Depression    Bipolar disorder    Trauma & stress-related disorders    Psychosis/schizophrenia    Substance abuse    Eating disorders    Personality disorders        Managing suicide risk and responding to mental health crises    Understanding and engaging with the mental health system in Australia    The role of the church     Who is this course for?   Suitable for all church members seeking to understand the needs of those within their communities.   Course presenter    Keith Condie   Co-Director, Mental Health & Pastoral Care Institute    Time and Location   Tuesday, 21 May 2019 9.30am – 12.30pm  Anglican Deaconess Ministries Level 1, St Andrew’s House 464-480 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000  Other locations by arrangement.   Pricing   $55

Mental Health 101