Following researching the area of faith and mental health and publishing the 'Call to Action' (Phase 1), alongside local Theologian Dr Andrew Cunning, Lindsay Robinson officially established the Faith and Mental Health Project here at www.faithandmentalhealth.co.uk and she currently manages the website and work.
Lindsay is an Award Winning Mental Health Campaigner following successfully securing £4.7million per year for the establishment and implementation of Specialist Perinatal Mental Services (via #SpecialistPerinatalNI) across every Health Trust in NI. She is the founder of Have you seen that girl? a movement dedicated to maternal and parental mental health and wellbeing.
Before this, Lindsay spent 8 years in full-time Church/Christian Ministry with children, families, young people and students in USA (Texas), England (Stockton on Tees) and N.Ireland (Belfast).
She’s passionate about Faith and Mental Health and engaging churches & faith communities in conversations about what they can and should be doing around this issue. Lindsay has a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Graduate Diploma in Theology. She is also a Qualified Mental Health First Aider.
Lindsay and Deborah met during the research for the 'Call to Action' and Deborah spoke at it's launch event. Together they have been teamed up to create the Faith and Mental Health Course which is Phase 2 of the Project.
Deborah Nelson is the founder of Impossible Mental Health is a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Practice based in Belfast. She is a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, as well as a Specialist Nurse Practitioner in Forensic Mental Healthcare. Deborah has 20 years’ experience working in acute mental health, brain injury, community mental health, forensic and prison mental health which ensures her expertise in understanding people and mental health.
Deborah's underlying foundation of all her work is a passion for reducing stigma around mental health. None of us know what tomorrow will bring and Deborah hopes that one day soon mental health will be as openly accepted as physical health.
For more information email Lindsay at email@example.com
*The funding for Phase 2 of the Faith and Mental Health Project (Sep 2021 - March 2022) for the Course and Conversations has been partly provided through an Awards for All grant, awarded to Left Side Up for their ongoing work in the area of faith and mental health. We thank them both for their support.*