In response to Covid-19, Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries has recognized the need for access to online mental health resources, and have therefore made their eight week Sanctuary Course available for free. (Simply use the code “mentalhealth” at checkout to receive a 100% discount and have permanent, unlimited access to this resource for yourself and for your church community.)
The Church should be a sanctuary for all people, at all stages of their mental wellness journeys. This eight-week course is designed for small groups and explores mental health from psychological, social, and theological perspectives using films and discussion guides.
This course is intended for use in small groups and is suitable for use online. The welcome page includes a resource on best practices for online group participation.
The Sanctuary Course is a study guide for small groups, designed to raise awareness and start conversations in local churches regarding mental health. Over the course of eight sessions, participants will:
- explore the intersection of faith and mental health,
- expand their understanding of mental health and mental illness,
- examine the effects of stigma,
- define the principles and processes of recovery,
- reflect on the importance of companionship,
- learn about self-care,
- discuss next steps for their community.
The sessions include informative reading, discussion questions, reflection exercises, and prayers. Compelling films featuring people of faith who have journeyed through mental health challenges accompany each session.
In addition to the coursebook and films, this subscription includes access to facilitator and participant guides, an audiobook version of the course, and resources and best practices for hosting online meetings. Facilitating or participating in The Sanctuary Course requires no previous mental health training or expertise; it is for anyone who wants to learn more about faith and mental health.Read more