Clergy Wellbeing Training & Resources

Two Day Fully Funded Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training – Book your place now!

Following great feedback from the two day Mental Health First Aid training event which we held last year, the Clergy Wellbeing Advisory Group are holding two more fully funded events later this year on the following dates:

  • Monday 23rd September & Tuesday 24th September 2024 – Bateman Hall, Christ Church, Belper.
  • Monday 4th November & Tuesday 5th November 2024 – Online Event.

Both events will run from 9am – 5pm, and delegates will need to attend on both days at their chosen venue. If you are attending the event at the Bateman Hall, lunch and refreshments will be provided.

 These two day training events are fully funded by the Clergy Support Trust and accredited by Mental Health First Aid England. They seek to equip participants with a practical framework for supporting those experiencing mental health concerns.

Grounded in research, and developed with clinical practitioners, MHFA is designed to enhance participants' knowledge and confidence in how best to help others, whilst also looking after their own wellbeing. Within a church context, this programme can help participants reflect afresh on their theology of suffering, healing, and recovery.

All participants will receive a 100-page printed workbook, and access to digital resources for up to three years post-training, including the MHFA App which provides 24/7 digital support.

Places for these events are limited to 16 delegates for our face to face event, and 12 delegates for the online event. If you would like to book a place at either of these events, please do so as soon as possible using the link below:

Booking Link: Mental Health First Aid Training Booking Form

Please note that as places are limited it may not be possible to allocate you a place, but we will confirm this as soon as possible after receiving your completed booking form. 

If you have any questions, or difficulties booking on to the event, please contact Julie Fowler on 01332 278172, or email Julie.fowler@derby.anglican.org



‘How Clergy Thrive’

‘How Clergy Thrive’ is an excellent resource which looks at ways clergy can look after their wellbeing, including vocationally specific research, guidance, and help.

You can download a copy of this book and accompanying worksheets here: Living Ministry Resources | The Church of England


Wellbeing snapshot: The Wellbeing Map

The Living Ministry Wellbeing Map is a useful tool that you could use on your own or with others, maybe every six months or so.
It might re-assure, it might indicate a need for further support or input and help you target specific things.


Take some ‘Time out’

Please feel free to use any of these resources if you find yourself in need of a quiet space and something to help you reflect.

Sometimes the last thing we feel we can do is take ‘Time Out’. However, it is often one of the most helpful things to do. We suggest the following to make it more likely to happen:

  1. Decide when your ‘Time Out’ will be and how long it will last.
  2. Mark that time and space in your diary so that it stands along-side meetings and other commitments as equally important allocated time.
  3. Resist the temptation to move it, shorten it, delete it all together as other demands are made on you and your time.
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