1000+ facts about the prison system
Prison Reform Trust produced a fact file about prisons in England+Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland in autumn 2015. It contains a huge number of insights and would inform prayer and other initiatives.
How a community becomes trauma-informed
A few weeks back, I wrote about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the effect they have on adult health including mental illness, doing time in prison, and work issues, such as absenteeism.
Supporting those in addiction
The Community Church Honiton have a team of over 60 volunteers working in a wide variety of social action initiatives. One of these ‘Walk the Talk’ is supporting those in drug / alcohol addiction.
How to Understand Addictive Behaviour - London
@The Tabernacle 35 Powis Square, off Portobello Road London W11 2AY
Join Dr. Gabor Maté, one of the world’s leading experts on the psychology of addiction whether alcohol, stress, drugs or anything self-destructive. His radical findings – based on decades of work with patients – are reframing how we view all human development. In this talk, Dr Maté will present addiction not as a discrete phenomenon confined to a weak-willed few, not as a medical ‘condition’, but rather the result of a complex interplay of personal history, emotional development and brain chemistry.
Mental Health and Pastoral Ministry Conference - Durham
@The Durham Centre DH1 1TN
Opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and confidence to reach out and support those experiencing mental health difficulties both in our churches and communities.Topics covered include: Suicide Prevention; supporting those who Self Harm, are experiencing Bereavement or supporting those will long term care needs, Domestic Abuse and Violence, Addiction; Mental Health Awareness; Healing from debilitating illness.