Romsey Abbey held its 10th Mental Health Awareness service, this year focusing on young people and the pressures they face.
Led by members of the youth group the sermon was replaced by a series of scenarios written by the young people themselves. Each scenario concentrated on a specific issue commonly faced by young people – the issues of confidence, bullying, family relationships and moving into the world of work, and summarised by Heidi Gower.
Rev David Potterton and Rev Nik Gower had prepared a service which enabled the congregation to consider the wider issues of mental ill health faced by so many. Bridget Brook, founding Trustee of Triangulate, spoke about how the Abbey had supported the work of Triangulate over the last ten years and reminded everyone that the need to speak out was as strong now and into the future as it had been when the charity was formed.
After the service there was the opportunity to sponsor the Youth Group Sleep Out (scheduled for Friday 6th April in the South Garth. The funds will come to Triangulate and then be disbursed to charities working with young people.