The impact on people’s wellbeing created by Covid19 and other societal stresses in the last couple of years is a cause of great concern, with increased levels of distress and anxiety owing to job and food insecurity, the high cost of living, strained relationships, concerns about climate change and global stability etc
Over the past 12 months PSN's Lifeline Connect team have developed the Community Wellbeing Initiative as a way of supporting the church in ‘being with’ people who are finding life difficult. The Community Wellbeing Initiative offers two workshops and additional online learning.
The programme aims to increase people’s ability to connect with and walk alongside people in in stress and distress.
It is being offered to ministers and members of Presbyterian or Uniting/Co-operating congregations and will be of particular benefit to those involved in ‘people connecting’ activities e.g parish visitors, children and family ministry and/or community-facing activities like playgroups, seniors groups or community lunches.
PSN is committed to upskilling 100 people from Northern, Pacific, Kaimai Presbyteries and Te Aka Puaho via the Community Wellbeing Initiative throughout 2023.
For more information contact Rev Sharon Ross Ensor