Lent Talks 2019 

Lent gives us an opportunity to reflect, to consider different perspectives and to discover new aspects of faith in God.  

This series of talks on Sunday afternoons will look at our faith in relation to mental health and human flourishing - looking at how mental health can affect people of all different ages from children at school to adults with dementia and how we with God can provide a supportive network of love and care. 

Mental Health Awareness in Schools

Sunday 17th March, 4pm
Jan Burgess, Headteacher of Thomas Harding Junior School

Jan will explore the challenges that children face today, and the values and strategies that can support positive mental health

Sadness, Snowflakes and Wellbeing - Students and Mental Health

Sunday 24th March, 4pm
Rev Canon Dr Emma Percy, Welfare Dean and Chaplain of Trinity College Oxford

Emma will explore the crucial years when young people leave home and have to develop mental resilience.

Compassion, Despair and Suicide

Sunday 31st March, 4pm
Liza Wormwell and colleagues from Samaritans

Liza has worked as a volunteer for the Samaritans for many years and will help us deepen our understanding and compassion for those contemplating suicide.

Mental Health As We Age

Sunday 7th April, 4pm
Naomi Gallant, Occupational Therapist and NIHR Clinical Academic Doctoral Fellow in Dementia Care, University of Southampton

Frequently ignored, there are particular challenges to mental health as we age, including the development of Dementia.

Each talk begins at 4pm in St Peter & St Paul's Church, Church Lane, Great Missenden HP16 0BA. Everyone is welcome to attend. Following the talk, there will be an opportunity for questions.  A short and simple service of Compline will follow at 5pm for those who wish. On 24th March, instead of Compline, coffee and cake will be served before an ecumenical Taize service at 6pm.

Parking is available outside church, and we have good access, including an accessible toilet.