‘One of the clear messages was that there are no panaceas.’

‘Sanity, Spirituality and Psychiatry’: Sheila Harvey takes part in a mental-health-awareness day run by Friends in Somerset

‘There are, tensions between psychiatry and the religious/spiritual perspective.’ | Photo: Jeremy Bishop / Unsplash.

The day was organised by Friends from the Mid, North and West Somerset Area Meetings. Alison Mitchell, the mental health development officer, gave us welcome support with the organisation and on the day itself. She is employed by The Retreat York Benevolent Fund, with a link to Meeting for Sufferings.

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