This week, 14th– 20th May 2018 is Mental Health Awareness week. Recent BBC news items have highlighted the need for everyone to consider how we are supporting those with poor mental health, and if we are aware of our own mental health. The Clifton Diocese is currently working with our schools and college, parishes and Universities, providing training and guidance on how to support young people.

During June we are running training for those who work with young people in our parishes. If you would like to attend this two day course please contact

For more information visit our dedicated Mental Health and Young people page


During this week we invite our diocese to join in prayer for Mental Health

For more prayer resources visit our Faith & Mental Health page

Jesus says, ‘Come to me all you who are troubled and I will give you rest’.
So come, you who are burdened by regrets and anxieties,
you who are broken in body and spirit’
you who are torn by relationships and by doubt,
you who feel deeply within yourselves the divisions and injustices of our world.
Come, for Jesus invites us to bring him our brokenness.
Iona Community

Prayer to Saint Dymphna

Hear us, O God, Our Saviour, as we honour St. Dymphna, patron of those afflicted with mental and emotional illness.
Help us to be inspired by her example and comforted by her merciful help. Amen.