Supporting Mental & Emotional Health

 

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One of Elevation’s Key Values is Life Together, which means, in part, that we want to be ‘real’ with one another – to live with integrity. But the very real challenges we face with respect to our mental health can create barriers to this kind of community. As a church, then, we have been growing in both our awareness of the challenges we face along the road to mental health and in our commitment to supporting one another along the way.

We are committed to opening up space for conversations about various topics related to mental health, both for those who are struggling in a certain area and those who want to learn how to support the people around them.  Topics and workshops we have engaged in have included:

“Mindful Mondays” – Through the month of February we gathered on Monday evenings to discuss some tools and practices for coping with anxiety and life’s difficulties.  Stay tuned for further “Mindful Mondays” throughout the year.  

Facilitated by: Jindi Singh and the Elevation Pastoral Care Team

SafeTALK workshop With the support of a grant from the Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council, as well as the donation of time by LifeVoice, the Pastoral Care Team hosted two safeTALK workshops this year to train individuals to become “suicide-alert” and to know where to point to community resources. 

Facilitated by: Shawna Percy, of Life Voice

Grief and Loss Around the Holidays

Facilitated by: Shawna Percy

A Conversation About Baby Loss

Facilitated by: Shawna Percy

A Conversation About Postpartum Mood Disorders

Facilitated by: Shawna Percy and Rachel Freeman

A Conversation About Anxiety and Depression

Facilitated by: Shawna Percy

 

Community Resources

As much as we are committed to supporting one another through the ups and downs of life, there are many valuable resources to be found outside of our Elevation community. We have gathered some of those resources here, so please check out the links below:

Directory of Local Resources

Canadian Supports for Suicide Prevention

Local Suicide Awareness/Prevention Workshops

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