WISE Congregations


WISE Congregations for 
Mental Health Conference

September 29, 2018

 South Congregational Church, UCC
41 Central Street 01810
Andover, MA  01810

Join this Mental Health Movement in the UCC.

On behalf of the UCC Mental Health Network, I warmly invite you to attend our fourth WISE Conference on Mental Health being held at South Congregational Church, UCC in Andover, Massachusetts on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Being impacted myself by mental health conditions in my own family, I know this Conference does make a difference. It reduces the stigma about mental illness and increases our understanding of mental health conditions and how our congregations can respond. You will experience personal stories; receive practical steps to engage in a mental health ministry in your congregation; and be introduced to the WISE (Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportive, Engaged) Covenant for congregations for mental health. Please join us.
Alan Johnson

Inspiration and Practical Steps to Implement Mental Health Ministry in your Congregation:
  • Ways congregations can address mental health concerns
  • Stories from persons affected by mental health issues
  • Practical steps to engage in a mental health ministry
  • Introduction to the WISE (Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportive, Engaged) Covenant
  • Network with those who are on the journey to address mental health challenges
  • On–going support

This One Day Conference on Mental Health in Churches is being offered across the country.  Join in!
Registration is open now!

For more information, email Alan Johnson at revalan2004@comcast.net

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What is a W.I.S.E. Congregation?

A WISE congregation has joined the mission to being Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportive, and Engaged in the Mental Health of the community and the wider world.
What does a W.I.S.E. Covenant look like?

Here are a few WISE Covenants from congregations


How Does a Congregation Become W.I.S.E.?