Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries

Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries equips the Church to support mental health and wellbeing. We provide resources that meaningfully engage the topics of faith and mental health. Our content is developed in collaboration with theologians, psychologists, and people with lived experience of mental health challenges. These resources prepare communities of faith around the world to raise awareness, reduce stigma, support mental health, and promote mental wellbeing.

One of our key resources is The Sanctuary Course, a small group study that runs over the course of eight weeks, taking participants on a journey of discussing faith and mental health in community. The sessions are designed to be read, processed, and responded to during the small group time and cover themes such as: understanding mental health and illness, challenging stigma, the recovery journey, companionship, self-care, and the role of community in mental health recovery. Each theme is explored from a psychological, social, and theological perspective, and each session is accompanied by a compelling film featuring the story of an individual who has journeyed through mental health challenges as a person of faith.