Coro and Community Mental Health

IMG_1533 IMG_1534 IMG_1538Simon Dent asked Joanna and I to explore with him how he might improve his congregation for those people who suffer from a mental health concerns.  So here we are (a few days out from Christmas) telling stories around making a community a great place.

Coro Dec 15 Wisdom 1Wisdom Capture 1 includes those who came together for the morning, themes which arose from telling out stories and Anne’s reflections on Share –  Doing Life Together / being an informed friend.




Coro Dec 15 Wisdom 2

Wisdom capture 2 includes theological concepts, discussion of stigma and prejudice and that the matter is really about the community and less about the illness.  Includes a list of characteristics for congegations.



Coro Dec 15 Wisdom 3

Wisdom capture 3 covers off on ‘What next?’ for the group.
Participants includes Julie (Baptist Church Christies Beach) , George and Terry (Uniting Communities), Wendy and Dianne (UC A Pastoral Relations), Cogs Smith (Blackwood UCA), Simon (Coro) and Joanna (Baptistcare) and Peter (UC).


We had interest from a number of other parties and will endavour to host similar conversations in the West and North when we return from leave!