MindMatters COI summary research report now available

Tuesday January 4th 2022

Mental health awareness training is to be rolled out across the Church of Ireland later this month, following the publication of a summary research report by the Church of Ireland MindMatters team (available here).

This report shares the findings from the survey with the response to each question in the appendices.

The MindMatters CoI team said its findings indicated that four areas need to be prioritised:

  • Promoting connections
  • Reducing stigma
  • Exploring the role of clergy and the supports and training that would be useful for them
  • Exploring the role of faith in promoting positive mental health

The team said: “Now that we have a better understanding of the Church’s attitudes and awareness of mental health, we are developing our next steps. With this in mind, we are going to roll out mental health awareness training in late January, with an invitation to apply for seed funding opening in late spring.

“We would like to thank you all for your support with the MindMatters COI project in 2021 and look forward to working with you in the New Year.”

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