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Supporting Good Mental Health

Supporting Good Mental Health is a collection of 13 reflections from The Church of England, written by Professor Chris Cook and accompanied by “have a go” habits developed by Ruth Rice. You can download a free PDF that includes a total of thirteen reflections on Supporting Good Mental Health from cofe.io/MentalHealth.The effects of mental health problems are huge. Nearly nine out of ten people with mental health problems have been affected by stigma and discrimination. Given the challenging times we are living in with coronavirus, the reflections in this series were updated and new resources written in March 2020. They seek to provide hope, reassurance and comfort.If you want to speak to someone, please visit the Mental Health Foundation website, which has lots of helpful resources and contacts. Visit www.mentalhealth.org.uk.

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Fresher's Week: Starting Something New

Leaving behind things that are familiar and setting out into the unknown is unsettling. During lockdown we have perhaps all had a bit too much of home and familiar things, but that does not make the wider world any less threatening; in some ways it makes it more so.“Supporting Good Mental Health” is a series of reflections from The Church of England.

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9 Oct 2020

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Day 13: Love

What does love look like? Some people find it hard to say “I love you!” but it can also be too easy to say the words without really knowing what they mean. Perhaps they just mean a nice warm feeling inside? Real love – for God or others – is visible in what we do and how we live. How is your love visible to others?“Supporting Good Mental Health” is a collection of 13 reflections from The Church of England.

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9 Oct 2020

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Day 12: Forgiveness

Forgiveness makes good business for self-help books. How do I forgive? How can I let go? We often hear that forgiveness is good for you. It makes you feel better. All easy to say. “Supporting Good Mental Health” is a collection of 13 reflections from The Church of England.

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9 Oct 2020

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Day 11: The Divided Self

Have you ever said, “I’m in two minds about that!”? Sometimes we find ourselves torn between what we’d like to do, and what we think we should do. “Supporting Good Mental Health” is a collection of 13 reflections from The Church of England.

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9 Oct 2020

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Day 10: Worry

“Don’t worry!” Easy to say, and hard to do. If only we had a “worry switch”, so that we could simply turn off our worries!“Supporting Good Mental Health” is a collection of 13 reflections from The Church of England.

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9 Oct 2020

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Day 9: Blessed are those who mourn

We often think that “blessed” means “happy”, but how can those who are unhappy be happy?“Supporting Good Mental Health” is a collection of 13 reflections from The Church of England.

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9 Oct 2020

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Day 8: Eat, Rest, Sleep

Have you ever been busy with work or a task and, having got through it all, then found the anti-climax afterwards even harder to deal with? “Supporting Good Mental Health” is a collection of 13 reflections from The Church of England.

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9 Oct 2020

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Day 7: Hearing voices

Where did that thought come from?! We’ve all had the experience of thinking something strange and wondering where the idea came from. “Supporting Good Mental Health” is a collection of 13 reflections from The Church of England.

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9 Oct 2020

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Day 6: Switching focus

Life sometimes feels like one long to-do list. It always seems like someone else manages it better than we do. “Supporting Good Mental Health” is a collection of 13 reflections from The Church of England.

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9 Oct 2020

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Day 5: Time well spent

“What is the passion in your life? Do you spend a lot of time wishing you could do something else, particularly at this moment of global crisis?” “Supporting Good Mental Health” is a collection of 13 reflections from The Church of England.

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9 Oct 2020

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