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What Christian groups need to understand about mental health

Plenty of people in distress come to Christian spaces—and not only those who are religious themselves. What can the church do?

By Ben Ryan  

A theology of mental health could help churches do the right thing. Photo: Pexel

For some time now mental health has been an increasing priority for Christian groups in the UK. At a national level a string of bishops, including the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, have spoken out on the challenges of mental health and called for more government support.

As part of the research for a new Theos think tank report Christianity and Mental Health: Theology, Activities, Potential we have also explored many activities undertaken by Christians in…

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