Keeping it Together (Mental Health First Aid for Church Leaders), United Church Ferndown, Thursday, 05. March 2020

We aim to learn and reflect on:

• How our spiritual life affects our mental health and vice-versa 
• What is good mental health? 
• An introduction to poor mental health – disorders and conditions 
• How to support someone in distress or crisis 
• Living a mentally healthy life in a mentally healthy church 
Session 1 – Mental Health and Spiritual Life (1 hour)
Session 2 – Mental Health Awareness Course (part 1 – 2 hours)
Session 3 – Mental Health Awareness Course (part 2 – 2 hours)
Session 4 – A mentally healthy community (1 hour)
The day is workshop style with a mixture of presented material, discussion, case studies and video.  Sessions 2 and 3 qualify you for the Mental Health Awareness Certificate issued by Mental Health First Aid England and regulated by the Royal Society for Public Health.
The entrance fee includes professional training from Dave Burke (bio below); professionally produced course materials and exercises.  
DAVE BURKE was born in Sunderland, studied Zoology at the University of Wales then Animal Behaviour at Imperial College, London. Dave has worked with English Nature, The Agricultural Research Council, and the Open University. After serving with UCCF as a staff worker, since 1987, Dave has served as pastor in Bournemouth, Leicester, Houghton-le-Spring, and Sunderland.  He helped create Wearside First Credit Union and Sunderland Street Pastors.  More recently, Dave has completed the training to deliver a range of Mental Health first aid courses.  In September 2019, Dave stepped down from full-time pastoral ministry to teach these to businesses, as well as charities and churches. Current clients include Children’s Services in Sunderland, Impeller (the training arm of Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue Service), Moorlands College, and the dioceses of Durham and of Newcastle.  Dave is married to Cathie. They have two grown-up children and one dog.  In his spare time, Dave enjoys binge running and fell walking.

Thursday, 05. March 2020, United Church Ferndown, Keeping it Together (Mental Health First Aid for Church Leaders)

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