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‘Out of the depths


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and developed by the Wood Family

in loving memory of

Mrs June Wood

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One of the founding members of

A Nouwen Network.

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A NOUWEN NETWORK OFFERS THESE RESOURCES AS WAYS TO SHOW SUPPORT AND CARE OF PEOPLE EXPERIENCING MENTAL ILLNESS

SOME WAYS TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT including a list of national awareness events. This list is only a suggestion; it is by no means exhaustive. Each local church community needs to discern what is most suitable for them. Any day is a good day to show support! 

Ways To Show Your Support



A CALL FOR PRAYER – We believe that there is a great need for A National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding to be held annually here in Australia. We encourage you to join with us annually in praying for mental health issues on the Sunday of, or immediately following World Mental Health Day 10th  October. This sheet can be printed back and front on an A4 page and then cut into two sheets that are A5 in size. It can be used as a prayer resource and also to assist in on-going promotion of this national day of prayer. To print:

Call for Prayer - A5

For social media:


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 PRAYER CARD - The importance of prayer for those experiencing mental illness cannot be over stressed.  A Nouwen Network‘s Prayer Card is a source of encouragement to those touched in any way by mental illness, either personally or in one’s family.                           

Prayer Card - A4

COMFORT CUSHION - a small, hand crafted cushion that brings comfort and reassurance to people receiving inpatient care in a psychiatric hospital or unit.  

Comfort Cushion 2014

CHURCH BULLETIN INSERT - An insert for use by congregations to encourage the and acceptance of people with a mental illness, assuring them that they are not alone, and that the Church seeks to support them in their difficult journey.

Bulletin Insert

BOOKMARKS ─ THE “RECEIVE THE GIFTS” COLLECTION

Bookmarks that share wisdom from the lived experience of Robert Hutton and Craig Watson and a bookmark that introduces a Nouwen Network website.

Bookmark Tiger - R Hutton

Bookmark Back to Basics - C Watson

Bookmark - Gail

Bookmark Out of Darkness - B Jackson

Bookmark Out of the Depths Website

MENTAL HEALTH PASTORAL CARE RESOURCE LISTS … to change the wind

A selection of Spirituality, Prayer, & Ministry Books on/or including themes of Mental Health & Websites Hyperlinks for several of the Mental Health Ministries located in USA, UK and Australia. Click here to download                                       (PDF 3.1 MG)




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