Living Well at St Giles

“Yet hope returns when I remember this one thing:
the Lord’s unfailing love and mercy still continue,
fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise.
The Lord is all I have, and so I put my hope in Him.”

Lamentations 3:21-24

Ten Keys to enhance emotional resilience and lead to happier living

These Ten Keys are underpinned by research drawn particularly from psychology but also from medicine, neuroscience and sociology. They are not a prescription or a formula, but they do provide some help and direction to develop and enhance our emotional resilience.

The first five keys (Giving, Relating, Exercising, Awareness and Trying Out are all action based and incorporate the Five Ways to Well-being.

The second set of keys (Direction, Resilience, Emotions, Acceptance and Meaning) relate to our internal processes, our attitudes, values and drive.

For more information click here for the Action for Happiness website.


Wellbeing and Covid-19

Important resources from GOV.UK  to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak.

If you need a listening ear

Shout is a free, confidential, anonymous text support service. If you are struggling to cope and need to talk, trained Shout Volunteers will respond to your request. You can text from anywhere in the UK.

Our pastoral team are here for you but if you feel you would value a confidential conversation with somebody outside St Giles this might be just what you need.

Click the image or link above for more details.

Tips for dealing with isolation


From Dr Kate Middleton of Mind and Soul

Hope, reassurance and comfort from the church of England website

This includes a study guide by Ruth Rice who leads Renew Wellbeing and a helpful podcast series.  VIEW HERE

First published on: 29th April 2020