Mental health and Quakers

Alison Mitchell describes two new Quaker initiatives on mental health

The Retreat grounds and labyrinth | Photo: Courtesy of Alison Mitchell

We live in turbulent times and mental health issues can be part of this. We live in a society with increasing levels of mental distress identified, diagnosed and discussed. Friends are worried about their own mental wellbeing and worried about that of people they love. There are Friends experiencing mental distress and Friends caring for people experiencing mental distress. There are people in our Meetings who need support. Friends look at the news, look at services their area and see how difficult things are.

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