Inclusive Church has worked at raising awareness of the topic of mental health for a number of years, recognising that it is a key feature that affects people within church life. It is estimated that 1 in 4 people live with mental health conditions. This means that within our churches and communities, we have a significant number of people who are affected by this – within congregations and the clergy. 

At Inclusive Church we are very aware of intersectionality. People struggling with societal prejudice around poverty, disability, sexuality, gender, and ethnicity may also be more likely to have a mental health condition. Long-term mental health conditions are also considered as a disability under UK law.

Mental Health Matters resources

Inclusive Church is now the host for the Mental Health Matters resources which were originally developed for the Church of England. You can browse and download MHM resources on our website. The CofE project, Mental Health Matters, which is now no longer running, should not be confused with the charity of the same name.

The Sheldon Hub

Inclusive Church worked in partnership with The Society of Martha and Mary on a national, collaborative project called The Sheldon Hub with the aim of enabling people in ministry to help themselves and their colleagues to live and work in ways that are healthy and life-giving.

More resources are on our misc resources page.