World Mental Health Day Interfaith Service
03 October 2019 IN: Ministers
Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Interfaith Working Group convenes the first Interfaith service at Manchester Cathedral on Thursday 10 October to mark World Mental Health Day. Uniting faith communities across Greater Manchester, the service promotes the growing recognition that faith communities,
in conjunction with statutory health and social care agencies, can address mental health inequalities within our respective communities. The gathering celebrates the richness of our traditions and the common issues we share on the theme of mental health and wellbeing.
Inspired by Taizé worship, the World Mental Health Day service weaves together texts, readings, narratives, chants, mantras and prayer from the different faith groups.
The service will draw on the Five Ways to Wellbeing, and highlight some of the issues of isolation, loneliness and anxiety which can contribute to mental health problems.
All are welcome to attend the service that is designed to bring health and wellbeing to our wonderfully colourful and diverse city. The service begins at 6.30pm and a prayer labyrinth is available to walk from 3pm.