‘We learned the role of humour as a weapon of the Spirit in achieving mental health.’

One in four of us will experience a mental health problem in any year. Antonia Swinson went to Quaker Life council to consider the subject

‘What does love require of us? Perhaps when it comes to mental health, it is less than we fear.’ | Photo: Nikko Macaspac / Unsplash.

Of the ninety Quakers who converged on Woodbrooke last month for the second 2019 Quaker Life Representative Council, I doubt I was alone in thinking that my Area Meeting should have found someone – anyone – better suited to the subject matter. The very title, ‘Building Inclusive Quaker Communities – Mental Health’, seemed such a huge challenge to live adventurously.

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