Welcome Me as I Am CiC

Training in Mental Health and Dementia for Churches and Faith Communities
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Ben writes: it's great to have been included in the second round of the Kent and Medway Saving Lives fund.Building on the success of our earlier workshops this year we will be taking our sessions further afield in Kent and Medway including Dartford and Gravesham as well as Chatham and the surroun...

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'At the evening of our life we shall be judged on our love alone'

St John of the Cross

Ben writes:

As I contemplate entering my 70th year I find these words very meaningful and profound
This is a time for self examination - what have I done in these last few years to spread that love wh...

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'Just listen to me and support me'

This is the need of those people among us who feel driven to suicide and who cannot get suicidal thoughts out of there thinking.It's been a privilege to be able to deliver a series of workshops supported by the Kent and Medway Saving Lives Project for members ...

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Ben writes:

'Welcome me as I Am - even when I am cold and wet'

As World Refugee Day approaches on the 20th June it is important to remember the cry for help of so many desperate people seeking sanctuary from lives of oppression and persecution.

I have been involved in advocacy and trying...

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Ben writes: 'Every life is beautiful, beautiful... - this was a favourite saying of Jean Vanier who died on the 7th of May and who has done so much to increase our understanding and familiarity with the spirituality of weakness and brokenness. For Jean Vanier it was 'the least of my brethren' ...

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'We must be their memory'

Ben writes: Over the last few years I have had the privilege to get to know people with advancing dementia through my role as a Eucharistic Minister.

I have come to understand that befriending involves more than just conversation - it is about understanding the spir...

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Ben writes:

THE CHARISM OF DISABILITY

I have been reflecting on the nature of caring, whether it be for a loved one in our family or as a carer in a residential or other establishment It is so easy to see caring as a chore and to see our lot as a burden to be endured - but our faith teaches...

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'We must be their memory'

Ben writes: Over the last few years I have had the privilege to get to know people with advancing dementia through my role as a Eucharistic Minister.

I have come to understand that befriending involves more than just conversation - it is about understanding the spir...

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Our mission is to ensure that our Churches and Faith communities provide a welcoming, nurturing and healing environment for all those whose lives have been touched by mental health issues as well as dementia. To this end we develop resources including online resources and provide awareness workshops to fit the needs of your Church or Faith community.Our training is underpinned by a sensitivity to spiritual issues as well as on equality and diversity.

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