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.

Course content

Seven crucial topics make up the course content for Mental Health 101:

  1. Mental health as a continuum

  2. The prevalence of mental health disorders

  3. A Christian perspective on mental health

  4. Common mental health conditions:

    • Anxiety

    • Depression

    • Bipolar disorder

    • Trauma & stress-related disorders

    • Psychosis/schizophrenia

    • Substance abuse

    • Eating disorders

    • Personality disorders

  5. Managing suicide risk and responding to mental health crises

  6. Understanding and engaging with the mental health system in Australia

  7. 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.