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Sacred Matter: Shining Light on Faith and Mental Health

May 10th - May 11th
1:30pm - 4:00pm
Huron at Western


Join us for this time of listening and learning about mental health, hope, and the role of faith in the care and healing of those who live with mental illness. With inspiring keynote speakers, engaging workshops, music, and prayer, this gathering will be a space for safe and authentic conversation about the sacred matter of mental health. 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS 

Bishop  Mark MacDonald, National Indigenous Anglican Bishop
Rev. Martha Tatarnic, author of "The Living Diet: A Christian Journey to Joyful Eating"
 
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Everyone, including clergy, people with lived experience of mental illness, family, friends, parish nurses, pastoral caregivers, and mental health professionals. 


DATES & COST

May 10, 1:30–5:00 pm: Panel - The Hope of Healing, $20
May 10, 7:00-9:00 pm: Gospel Jamboree - this event has been cancelled 
May 11, 9:00 am- 4:00 pm: Keynotes & Workshops, $40 lunch included)  
May 10 & 11, $50 (Saturday lunch included) 

Note: A limited number of bursaries are available for those with financial need. Contact us at the email below for more information.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    We encourage early registration to secure a spot in the workshops of your choice.  


SCHEDULE 

MAY 10 PANEL: The HOPE OF HEALING
Panelists: Bishop Mark MacDonald, Rev. Martha Tatarnic, Shawn Lucas, Manager of Spiritual Care, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and Dr. Ingrid Mattson, London and Windsor Community Chair in Islamic Studies

MAY 11 WORKSHOPS - MORNING 
Faith and Psychotherapy, Dianne Loerchner, MDiv, R.P..(CRPO)
Art Therapy: A Journey towards Healing & Wellness, Jenny Jutzi, BTh, RSW, OATR, CTP-C
"Renew a right spirit within me:" The Power of Ritual and Liturgy toward Healing and Wholeness, The Rev. Canon Lizette Larson-Miller, PhD, Huron-Lawson Chair of Pastoral Theology
Suicide Prevention: A Practical Approach - What We Can Do,     Rev. Canon Norman Casey, Suicide Prevention Minister and  Program Coordinator, Indigenous Ministries Office, Anglican Church of Canada

MAY 11 WORKSHOPS - AFTERNOON
Healthy Faith – Healthy Resilience, Rev. Brad Morrison, D.Min. R.P. (CRPO)
Creating Caring Congregations: Rev. Canon Kevin George and Patrick Ferguson, Parish Nurse, St. Aidan’s Anglican Church
Transcendent or Psychosis: When is an experience spiritual or an illness?, Shawn Lucas, MDiv, R.P., Manager of Spiritual Care, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Suicide Prevention: A Practical Approach - What We Can Do, Rev. Canon Norman Casey, Suicide Prevention Minister and  Program Coordinator, Indigenous Ministries Office, Anglican Church of Canada

ACCOMMODATION: Rooms can be booked in Huron’s Southwest Residence. Contact us for more information.  
 
QUESTIONS? Contact Kathryn at kschade4@huron.uwo.ca or 519-438-7224 ext. 609.