Mental Health Awareness Weekend

Our Mental Health Awareness weekend at Romsey Abbey ( started with a one woman comedy show, tackling some of the life issues we face and exploring the way in which we handle our self-esteem.  Performed by Eva McIntyre, the audience from both the Abbey and other local churches delighted in seeing the five characters, and God, develop.  Eva, who is a writer, actor and priest, has, since 2011, taken on a national brief on mental health for the Church of England and has been involved in developing resources for churches to use on the subject – Eva then preached at our 5th Annual Mental Health Sunday the next morning at 10am. This sermon was recorded and is available to listen to again by downloading from the Abbey website. Also at the service were representatives from Mindful Employer, Southern Health and italk, our local talking therapies service. Rev Tim Sledge was able to announce a new venture in partnership with Southern Health and Café Nero. Starting at the beginning of March, every Monday afternoon between 3 and 5pm, anyone will be welcome to take some time out of the stress and strains of everyday life to relax and unwind.

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