Rachael Newham

Rachael Newham is the mental health friendly church project manager at Kintsugi Hope and the author of Learning to Breathe and And Yet.

Are you a mental health friendly church?

19 August 2021The state of the nation’s mental health doesn’t make for easy reading. Rates of depression have doubled since the beginning of the pandemic, one in six children between the ages of five and 16 are thought to have a mental illness, and suicide rates have been rising since 2018. Such stark and tragic statistics can make us feel helpless, wondering how on earth we begin to respond and what difference we can make amidst such hopelessness. The gospel is a living story of hope, but sometimes our…

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