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Healthy Living Sunday

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Is healthy living the Church's best kept secret?

The Social Responsibility Commission is developing a Healthy Living Programme for the London District to help families and communities to improve their health and wellbeing. The District will promote an annual Healthy Living Fun Day for all churches to develop their own events which may be for just one day, a weekend or a week of activities.

A number of nurses, doctors and other health professionals in the District serve as a Health Reference Group to provide expert support for this work. They help devise suggestions for what could be included in the Healthy Living Day and are available to answer queries and point to resources which may be of value.

For churches which decide to undertake a more intensive project, the steering group will also develop an outline for a 6 week kick-start programme which can be tailored to the needs of the local church and population.

For further information please download the terms of reference or contact Paul Regan.

Resources

Healthy Living Programme 

Health & Well-being Worship Resources

Mental Health Worship Resources

SRC Bulletin Magazine on Mental Health

Poster

Young Minds - A voice for young people's mental health and wellbeing

Research Report - A Study of Acute Mental Illness and Christian Faith, by LifeWay Research

Stories

Why not hold a Healthy Fun Day? Below you can read about (and see pictures) from churches and communities that held fun days to raise awareness and encourage good health.
Healthy Fun Day 2013
Ghanaian Healthy Fun Day 2014
H
ealthy Fun Day 2014

If all that still seems a little daunting, why not try swap biscuits for apples one Sunday and see what happens!

 

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Healthy Living Programme.pdf263.17 KB
Health Well-Being- Worship Resources 2012 (2).doc47.5 KB
Healthy Living reference group Terms of Reference.doc27 KB
Healthy Living reference group Terms of Reference.doc27 KB
Mental Health Special.pdf851.09 KB
HLSPoster.pdf112.51 KB