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Living & Sharing the Resurrection Life...

...when living with depression and anxiety

Pete Sandford, Sally Ross

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At the workshop relating to mental health, we used the video of I Had a Black Dog, His Name Was Depression

There are a number of other videos we use with our Mental Health Awareness Day.

  • Ky's Story about Autism 
  • Psychosis is Nothing Like a Badger

In relation to each video, we explore how the story resonates for us and how we might offer the best welcome to people with those experiences.

For information about different mental health issues.


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See resource tiles below for videos

Workshop Format

  1. Introduction:
  2. Depression and anxiety are common so it’s likely that some of us will have experienced these things
  3. Watch Black Dog Video
  4. Discuss the following questions in pairs:
  • ​How did you feel when you were watching the video?
  • Did it resonate with any of your own experiences?
  • How could your church welcome this man?
  • How good is your church at supporting people with depression and anxiety?
  • Is there anything that you would like to do better or that you would like to develop at your church?

Tips from people with experience of depression and anxiety and information from the diocesan website (including the awareness day in September)

Diocesan resources


2 Corinthians 4: 7 – 12

A Prayer by Alison Webster (click to expand)


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I had a black dog, his name is depression

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Ky's Story - Autism Animation

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Psychosis Is Nothing Like a Badger

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Mental Health Awareness Day

An awareness day produced and delivered by people with lived experience of mental health issues

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