Mental Health

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has established a Mental Health Project to further encourage and inspire us as communities of understanding.

The Catholic Bishops’ Mental Health Project aims to increase spiritual and pastoral support in our Catholic communities for those with mental health challenges, their families and carers. The lead bishop for the Mental Health Project is Bishop Richard Moth.

The project aims to:

  • Offer support and resources to local Catholic communities as they respond to those facing mental health challenges
  • Identify and highlight good practice in pastoral care for those with mental health needs, their families and carers
  • Develop a network of those within the Catholic community in England and Wales with a special interest in locally based mental health support

For information on helplines and support, resources for mental health and spiritual wellbeing, and further information about best practice in Catholic communities, visit:.

St Dymphna Befriending Group

The Mental Health Project of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has been raising awareness of St Dymphna – the patron saint of those with mental or nervous disorders or mental illness and of the St Dymphna befriending project – a support group for those with mental health challenges. This short film tells you more…

Third Thursday Time: Mental Wellbeing Sessions

Third Thursday Time: Mental Wellbeing Sessions (TTT) is a monthly café run by a small group at Holy Cross Parish, Catford, London. TTT offers friendship, a listening ear, information, quiet space, activities, prayer and more to anyone in the local area who might be in need.