Mental Health Month – Prayer of Intercession

Synod disability inclusion advocate Andy Calder has offered the following adapted prayer for use during Mental Health Week (7 -14 October) and Mental Health Month in Victoria (7 October to 6 November).

Mind fields

The October Crosslight feature looks at mental health in regional communities.

Mental health first aid and acting early

Early intervention is key to supporting congregation members experiencing mental illness, according to an accredited mental health first aid instructor.

Community minded

In this feature, Crosslight looks at the various mental health ministries offered by Uniting Church congregations and presbyteries.

Mental health shouldn’t be a lone struggle

This month, Crosslight welcomes Lionel Parrott, member of Yarra Yarra Presbytery Mental Health Network and part of the steering committee for a major new report, for its guest editorial.

Moderator releases Mental Health Week video

Synod of Victoria and Tasmania moderator Sharon Hollis says Christians should be aware of the language they use regarding mental health issues if they want to model the love and acceptance of Jesus.

Advent stories of love: Caring for carers

For Christians the birth of Jesus is not just an historical event to be marked on Christmas Day but is an ongoing story of the way that God is at work in the world.

Discrimination haunting young lives

Young Australians have identified alcohol and drugs, discrimination and mental health as the top three issues facing the country today.

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