Clergy Wellbeing

Virtual Clergy Wellbeing Programme

In the 2 June Covid-19 update, Bishop Libby said that we would continue to offer ‘regular and reliable frameworks of support and advice’.

Over the last few weeks, St. Luke’s Hospice has been issuing ‘bite-size chunks’ of their Virtual Clergy Wellbeing Programme as an encouragement to attend to their wellbeing – now and on into the future. 

The papers are excellent - short, accessible and helpful not just for now but on into the future. They can be used for personal reflection but would also be great to refer to in conversations as we encourage and support one another. 

Please use these resources to your benefit and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need to.


Covid 19 crisis fatigue and you [PDF]

Making a start on long-term recovery from a crisis [PDF]

Prayer, wellbeing and our rootedness in God [PDF]

Response to stress during Covid-19 [PDF]

Self-care at a time of loss [PDF]

Thoughts from a trauma-informed perspective [PDF]

Meditation on lament [PDF]

Here be dragons [PDF]


Rev Canon Karen Hamblin,  
Convenor, Clergy Wellbeing reference group 

Pastoral Care of the Clergy and their Families

There is a free counselling service available to all clergy and their immediate families in this diocese, which if you are struggling, could be of significant value to you personally. We offer individual and couples counselling and counselling for the children of the clergy.

The service provides a safe and confidential space to unpack any sort of emotional distress, whether it is from relationships inside or outside of the family, or issues related to your working ministry that just aren’t working at all well. Maybe you have experience some losses and bereavement, depression and anxiety, a sense of loss of vocation, or anything else that is getting you down and is draining your energy and good will.

Please contact me by phone or email so that I can start the process of placing you with one of our experienced, qualified and accredited counsellors near to you.  The Diocese of Derby pays in full for eight sessions of professional counselling which is completely confidential.

Over the years, many of the clergy and their family members in the diocese have used this service, so please don’t feel that you must soldier on alone, or that you are the only one who cannot manage sometimes.  Others have benefited enormously from the private and confidential support that counselling provides.   This service is here for you too so please get in touch.

My good wishes



Sheila Pigott

Coordinator: Derby Diocese Clergy Counselling Service 

MBACP Senior Accredited Psychotherapist and Supervisor


Mobile: 0775 4113 462

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