Self-care workshop for clergy and lay leaders

Friday April 17th 2015

irish churches peace projectTime for Self-care, a one-day workshop for clergy and lay leaders will take place at Dromantine Retreat & Conference Centre on May 7.

The workshop is facilitated by the Irish Churches’ Peace Project and the Flourish! Churches’ Initiative on Suicide

The organisers say: Churches provide crucial support for members of their community in times of suffering and distress. In parts of Northern Ireland this need is particularly acute as a consequence of the legacy of decades of violent conflict. Too often, we don’t give enough attention to our own self-care, but this is vital if we are to be able to give the best of ourselves to those who need our help.”

This workshop will bring together the experiences of churches, statutory agencies and the community and voluntary sector, providing space to reflect on:

  • Why self-care is important;
  • The different forms self-care can take – including practical examples;
  • The challenges that get in the way of self-care;
  • The supports and resources available, both within churches and in the wider community.

The workshop runs from 10am to 3.30pm. Attendance is free, but please register with Mrs. Heather Carson by email: or telephone (028) 9266 0069.

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