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The Bishop of London’s Faith and Mental Health Online Lecture on the Anniversary of the First Lockdown

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021
7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Guild of Health
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As we emerge from lockdown, we do well to talk about our mental health. It is becoming okay not to be okay. And in this regard, the Christian story has an important contribution to make.Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally DBE

On 23rd March 2021, exactly 12 months after the start of the UK’s first Covid-19 lockdown, The Guild of Health and St. Raphael is proudly hosting a special anniversary on-line lecture with The Bishop of London.

The Bishop of London, the Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally DBE, is not only one of the most senior Bishops in the Church of England but former Chief nursing officer for England. As such, the Bishop is uniquely placed to offer important insights and vision for the interplay between faith and health for Christians, the church and for the communities they seek to serve.

In this exclusive lecture, Bishop Sarah explores themes around mental health in the light of the pandemic. What is the likely fall-out of Covid-19? What has it taught us about vulnerability? Might it precipitate a step-change in addressing issues of stigma and shame and normalising conversations around mental wellbeing? How do we lower the barriers to honesty if we are all to find a voice when we are struggling with mental health challenges?

This free on-line lecture is hosted by The Guild of Health and St Raphael, an ecumenical organisation promoting the links between health and faith and the role of the church in creating space for community and healing post pandemic.

Attendees will be invited to join in the discussion by asking Bishop Sarah questions on the evening via The Guild of Health and St. Raphael’s CEO, The Revd. Dr. Gillian Straine, who will be the chairperson for the event.

Speaking about the forthcoming event, The Revd. Dr. Gillian Straine said:

As the lockdown eases, we are a key moment for our nation; faith based organisations are uniquely places to make a tangible difference in the lives of individuals and communities traumatised by the pandemic. The Bishop of London, as a faith and healthcare leader, can offer wisdom and encouragement for us all to promote good practice around mental health and the recovery that brings.

With interest in the Bishop of London’s lecture high and tickets going very quickly, a limited number of places are still available and must be pre-booked via the link below: