Due to COVID-19, all EHF Congregational Engagement in-person gatherings and trainings scheduled through July 1, 2020 are postponed and will be rescheduled. This includes the Houston In Common gathering and all Mental Health First Aid trainings. For more information contact [email protected]

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EHF Learning Community on Mental Health and Well-Being

May 13 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

EHF Learning Community on Mental Health and Well-Being

Hosted by the EHF Congregational Engagement Team and mental health partners Lynda Frost and Anna Jackson

The Episcopal Health Foundation invites you to take part in a Learning Community composed of a series of 90-minute sessions aimed at exploring how we can create connection and promote the mental health and well-being of people in our communities and congregations. The sessions will have two primary goals:
1) Increasing participants’ mental-health related knowledge, facilitative skills, and adaptability during this challenging time; and
2) Building connections across congregations in Texas with similar interests in promoting congregational and community well-being.

The Learning Community is a next step for Episcopal congregations looking for imaginative ways to connect, deepen strategies for promoting mental health and well-being, and gain experience using virtual meeting platforms to invite meaningful conversation. You are encouraged to participate in multiple sessions, but given the demands of the moment, we anticipate people may not be able to attend all sessions.

Facilitating Conversations About Finding Wellness in Crisis

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Time: 12:30PM – 2:00PM CST

The first Learning Community session, “Facilitating Conversations About Finding Wellness in Crisis” is scheduled for Wednesday, May 13 from 12:30-2:00pm CDT. Most Learning Community sessions will have topics focused both on mental health-related content and virtual facilitation processes.

In this first session, we will dig into strategies for well-being during crisis and will also explore facilitation processes that invite sensemaking as we navigate complexity. The session will be highly interactive and have a practical focus.

Please contact Eric Moen at [email protected] if you are interested in participating

What You’ll Need in Order to Meaningfully Participate
– Zoom, which can be downloaded here: https://zoom.us/download. Zoom lets you connect in a variety of ways – from a laptop, phone app, or by dialing in. You can even combine things (for instance using the phone dial-in for audio and the computer video). Test your system here: https://zoom.us/test
– This isn’t a session on how to use Zoom, but you’ll get some good experience WITH Zoom during the time we’re together, and it might give you some ideas for how you can gather people in your own community online. Learn more about Zoom: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials
– Sound tends to be better when people wear headphones, but it’s fine for many people without them. FYI, when you join Zoom video will automatically be turned on. You can manually turn this off when you arrive.
– A quiet-enough space to hear the session and contribute yourself.
– Paper and a writing utensil.
– Some patience, your sense of humor, a little bit of a taste for adventure, or at least some curiosity.

The Episcopal Health Foundation Congregational Engagement Team works with the Episcopal congregations in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas to deepen their outreach ministries engaging in building healthy communities.

Details

Date:
May 13
Time:
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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