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         Mental Illness
                    & Spirituality

‘Out of the depths


This website is funded

and developed by the Wood Family

in loving memory of

Mrs June Wood

Vale June Wood Details

One of the founding members of

A Nouwen Network.

A Nouwen Network is a ‘grassroots’ nonprofit outreach and receives no financial support from any organization. All activities are entirely voluntary.

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ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

A Nouwen Network

“I have called you friends.”

OUR STORY

Many people in churches feel isolated in their efforts to support those whose lives are affected by mental illness. In 2009, a group of these people was invited to meet together to address this issue. We formed A Nouwen Network so others like us could know that they are not alone, and could also be connected. It was clear that, in working together, far more could be done.

VISION

An energising spirit-directed, grassroots network of diverse church communities committed to offering those whose lives are affected by mental health issues opportunities to experience the joy of acceptance and genuine friendships, and the support of good neighbours.

MISSION

The network’s purpose is to encourage and support, within and across faith communities, attitudes of awareness, acceptance and respect for people whose lives are affected by mental health issues.

The network also encourages the provision of appropriate pastoral support and advocacy, for all whose lives are affected by mental health issues.

The network thereby contributes to the development of communities within which all whose lives are affected by mental health issues have opportunities for genuine friendships to be established and maintained.

VALUES

            Celebrating Life…

our unique worth……..

our real stories

creativity and growth

Friendship

             …in community


A NOUWEN NETWORK  meets regularly in coffee shops in different areas of Brisbane, providing a venue for social interaction and developing friendships. At this stage they are limited to the Brisbane area but there is no reason for this to remain so. The location of a gathering is simply dependent upon there being three members in any local area who are prepared to act as hosts. They need to be happy to meet up with each other even if nobody else came – A Nouwen Network is not on about numbers, it is about hospitality and inclusion. People always come along; new people keep coming as well as the regulars.

If you wish to be emailed an Update with information about times and meeting places, as well as about resources for Mental Health Ministry contact: info@nouwen-network.com