We are a network of people who live in or near the town of Darlington, County Durham (UK) who share a Christian faith and have a mental health condition and/or who are qualified by training within mental health services.
We came together to:
Provide support to Christians living with a mental health problem who are isolated and/or at the margins of church life.
Develop gathering places where people can connect and be free to be, free to belong and free to explore faith and become all that God has planned for their lives.
Encourage churches in our community to become Friendly Places which welcome and support those struggling with their mental health.
To share the Good News of Jesus to others.
A broom tree life group is led by Christians living with a mental health problem. We join together for companionship, encouragement and spiritual growth. Each meeting includes a time of welcome, worship and discussion using principles from the Bible that can help with well-being.
We apply the CHIME recovery model based on the Bible.
The spirituality flower from Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust