Photo kindly taken and supplied by Jane Russell
In the 14th annual service at Romsey Abbey The Revd Dr Mich Lajeunesse, Assistant Curate spoke to Alison Dolphin, Community Chaplain at Southern Health Trust about the Tree of Life Cafe, now held weekly at The Wisdom Centre, Romsey on a Monday afternoon.
To learn more and to attend the Tree of Life Cafe: http://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Community/The-Tree-of-Life-Cafe-1841673099394070/
During the service Mich announced that Triangulate will be making a donation of £250 to the Tree of Life cafe, as well as the same donations to the Man Gang, Youth in Romsey and the Samaritans.
Note from Bridget Brook, Triangulate:
Each year the Abbey holds a Mental Health Awareness service, focusing on different topics and aspects of mental health .
As many of you know our annual Mental Health Awareness Service always has a focus on encouraging and supporting people to speak out and this remains as crucial now as when Triangulate was formed 14 years ago. Huge steps have been taken in our communities and in our society and many know and understand the importance of having open, honest conversations – of the benefits in asking others how they really are and for taking the time to listen. But for as many as know this and feel supported to do this, there are many who are without that encouragement, who still feel the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental ill health and who do not know where to turn. By turning the spotlight onto this topic we hope everyone will feel they can ask for support and in turn can offer to support others. Please do have a look at the Triangulate stand by the South Door where there are resources and booklets free to take.