Faith partners across Hackney are being called on to help tackle mental health needs in the borough
The Hackney Faith Community Network is organising a free event, open to all faith partners in Hackney to help them better support the people they work with who have mental health needs.
The workshop, which will be held on Thursday 3 October 6pm-8.30pm at Hackney Town Hall, will be led by Catherine Loewenthal Emeritus, Professor of Psychology at Royal Holloway University of London.
The event will include a discussion about the relationship between faith and mental health and participants will be given information on how to make referrals to services that can help.
Faith Leaders will also be given information about local mental health services and sources of support for not only those experiencing mental health issues but also those close to them.
Participants will also receive an update on preparations for the Census Rehearsal that will be taking place in Hackney this October.
The Hackney Faith Network brings together faith partners and organisations from across Hackney to celebrate the contribution of the faith community, bringing their collective efforts together and identifying areas of future focus.
I would encourage leaders from all faith groups to sign up and attend this brilliant workshop. Faith leaders play a key role in our community and this training will make them stronger and more effective in supporting and signposting their members to deal with mental health issues and supporting those in need.
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
To book a place please register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hackney-faith-network-event-faith-and-mental-health-tickets-71528053333