Churches embrace the idea of 'Wellbeing Sunday' to help with mental health in the pandemic

Peterborough cathedral interior
Peterborough Cathedral Credit: ITV News Anglia

Churches in the region are embracing the idea of setting up a Wellbeing Sunday to recogise that some people may be struggling with their mental health due to the pandemic. 

The Bishop of Peterborough is supporting an appeal by Action for Happiness volunteers in Northamptonshire. 

It comes as tomorrow, the third Monday in January which is often called Blue Monday, is seen as the most challenging day of the year for Mental Health.

The Action for Happiness Northants hub has worked in partnership with churches to develop resources to support parishioners in improving their happiness and wellbeing.

They've been using the evidence-based framework that has been developed by national charity, Action for Happiness to explore the '10 Keys to Happier Living'.

  • Watch an interview with Retired GP, Dr David Smart who is the Chair of Action for Happiness Northants hub.