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Training

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MENTAL HEALTH
FIRST CONTACT

MHFC was developed in response to the need for mental health training for pastors and church staff. 

 

The pilot run was launched in October 2022. MHFC is a one-day foundational training that equips pastors, church staff and lay ministry leaders with the skills and understanding to be a loving first contact for individuals and families with mental illness.

Training Sessions
in 2024

Monday, 22nd July

9am - 5.30pm

Redemption Hill Church, 60 Eu Tong Sen Street,  Furama City Centre, Singapore 059804

Monday, 21st October

TRAINING OBJECTIVE

To help participants:

  • Be more aware and understand mental illness better;

  • Develop simple skills to be a loving first contact who can encourage and support members;

  • Be a bridge to connect individuals and families to seek further help should the need arise.

Participants are not expected to do any form of mental health assessment or evaluation and are not trained to be lay counsellors or professional counsellors.

TRAINING OUTLINE

Define Mental Wellness and Mental Illness

Learn and Practice Skill 1: Respect

Learn and Practice Skill 2: Asking Questions

Learn and Practice Skill 3: Two Reflections to One Question Dialogue

Learn and Practice Skill 4: Ask About Suicide

Overview of specific Mental Illnesses

Application of 4 Skills and Case Studies

Contextualizing to Ministries 

Review Referral Sources

Self-Care

Skills

Based

Interactive

Personal

Reflection

Practical Case

Studies

Ministry

Context

TRAINERS

Our team of trainers are Christian Mental Health professionals with many years of counselling experience and are knowledgeable in the area of mental health. They are volunteering their time in this training for the equipping of the Church. 

Pastors and church staff from over 30 churches have attended MHFC and all said they would recommend this training to fellow pastors.

“Immediate application is doable, easy to follow, boosts my confidence level to engage”

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