St Dymphna Courtesy Franciscan Mission Association

Dymphna is the patron saint of those suffering from anxiety, depression and mental illness and consequently of psychologists, psychiatrists, and neurologists.

  Her feast day is celebrated on 15 May, during Mental Health Awareness week.

  Research has shown that 16 million people experience a mental health problem each year impacting on their well-being, life chances and relationships.  Lifting the Lid is a six week Bible study course focused on faith and mental health.    Created with small groups in mind, drawing on well-known Bible stories, it’s a free study resource to help Churches explore the topics of emotional and mental wellbeing, using the Bible as a guide.

  You can download a copy from https://www.livability.org.uk/resources/lifting-the-lid/ or contact stym@hallam-diocese.com, tel: 0114 2566407.