New Courses for 2020

The Sanctuary Course – Starts on Sunday 12th January 

Who should participate in this course?

People with questions about mental health…
Mental health professionals with a wealth of knowledge to share…
Leaders who want to engage their community in mental health conversations…
People supporting loved ones with mental health problems…
People living with mental health problems…

The Sanctuary Course is for anyone who wants to learn about faith and mental health. It requires no previous training or expertise—just a willingness to engage in dialogue with other believers.

How does it work?

The Sanctuary Course is an eight-week study guide for small groups. Each week participants will gather together, read through the content out loud or listen to it on audiobook, watch a film, and engage in conversation, reflection, and prayer. The course is designed to be run by small-group leaders in your church or organisation.

What does it cover?

Over the course of the eight weeks, participants will explore topics such as:

  • Understanding mental health and illness
  • Challenging stigma
  • The recovery journey
  • Companionship
  • Self-care
  • The role of community in mental health recovery

Each topic is explored from a psychological, social, and theological perspective. Additionally, each session is accompanied by a compelling film featuring the story of an individual who has journeyed through mental health challenges as a person of faith.

For Younger People  – AWOL Another Way of Life

Life can be tough…and difficult…. and confusing —– Especially when your a teenager

Sunday 26th January @ 6pm to 7:15pm sees a new group starting where you get to see the agenda and we try to find some answers, some good ideas and some help shaping, growing and deepening our own Christian faith.

We’ll take a look at a different topic and subject each time… ask difficult questions…and try to come up with some real answers.

Its about working out what working out our faith could actually work… oh and snacks are obviously a given on the evening.

We will meet fortnightly at YBC for more details use our contacts page.