It’s OK not to be OK
How often have you heard that phrase, “It’s okay not to be okay”, but in the next moment you think ‘Well, that doesn’t apply to me! I need to keep ‘it’ (whatever ‘it’ is) altogether, I need to look after my family, I need to keep my work life together, I need to keep smiling, I NEED to be ‘OK’!’
The reality is that, in any given week, 1 in 6 people will struggle with a common mental health problem such as anxiety or depression. 21st Century life is taking its toll. Economic uncertainty, social media, the influence of the media and rising expectations of what life should be like have all been suggested as possible reasons why there has been an increase in people suffering from mental health issues over the past few years. And, unfortunately, it has sometimes been the case that we feel that struggling in any way is perceived as a weakness.
At Milton Keynes Christian Centre we want things to change.
We firmly believe it is time to remove the stigma around mental health in the church and create a place where hurting people run to, not away from. The Hope Team at Milton Keynes Christian Centre has been set up to stand with you in those moments where you know holding it all together is about to all fall apart. We will support you when you are hurting and struggling with mental health challenges by providing a space to talk, a space to be heard, a space where acceptance is found. We will care and encourage you on a journey of healing by listening to you and signposting you to appropriate services if necessary.
If you would like to chat with the Hope Team Coordinator, Bev Verity, about how we can support you, please get in touch