Tag: mental illness

Around Town: Justin Welby, L’Arche, Shelter to Home, House of James

Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries made an important announcement September 14: Today, we’re delighted to announce our new patron, The Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury. As patron, Archbishop Justin lends his profile and support to Sanctuary…

Snapshots of faith in Vancouver: the Downtown Eastside

Peter Biggs of The Light Magazine is researching one Metro Vancouver / Fraser Valley municipality each month, and producing a focus on each one. The October issue brought attention to the Downtown Eastside and a feature interview with Jacqueline Dewar, who has worked and lived in…

The Sanctuary Course: loving like Jesus means caring about mental health

Last Thursday, 170 people crowded into Fluevog Shoes in Gastown to celebrate the launch of Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries’ new curriculum for small groups, which is designed similarly to Alpha.  Eight themes are explored from a psychological, social, and theological perspective, and each session…

Around Town: Mental Health workshops, Spartans, Responsible Automation . . .

How can Christian communities provide meaningful, thoughtful and effective supports to those who struggle with mental illness? That is the question that Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries and Regent College have addressed in two series of workshops, one last year and another…