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Health & Wellbeing

Suzette1 Suzette Jones MSc RNLD

Health & Wellbeing Adviser

suzette.jones@cofeguildford.org.uk

01483 790335

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Suzette Jones is a Registered Nurse and holds a Masters of Science Degree in Mental Health, Kings College University London; Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling for Health and Related Professions University of Surrey; Mental Health Law, Quality Internal Auditor and Root Cause Analysis - Kings Fund. She is a member of the Royal College of Nursing, a trustee of Woking Mind, Parish Church Council of St Nicolas, Guilford and is an active member of Soroptimist International, Weybridge and District.

A career of over thirty years, she has worked extensively with a wide variety of people who have severe health problems, mental illness and/ or a learning disability in hospital and community settings. Suzette in her role as Health & Wellbeing Adviser, Communities Engagement Team, Diocese of Guildford (The Church of England), delivers and facilitates  training, talks and support groups on a range of health related subjects including   mental health, addiction, self harm, suicide domestic abuse,  disability, Mindfulness and wellbeing to the faith, voluntary and statutory sectors.  Working in partnership with local government and public services Suzette participates on a variety of committees including commissioning groups, support agencies and suicide prevention. Suzette is fully funded by the Diocese of Guildford.

For further information or to make an enquiry, please do contact me.

Open To All

This booklet is a straightforward and concise guide to help churches consider important issues that ensure our gatherings are ‘Open to All’.

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Talks and Presentations for Parishes & Groups

We hold frequent information and training sessions through the year covering subjects such as Suicide; Self Harm; Domestic Abuse, Drug Abuse & Addiction, Health Issues, Mental Health & Eating Disorders etc. If you would like further information please contact Suzette.

Current Projects:

Mental Illness - The Real Me

To coincide with a Surrey wide campaign to reduce stigma, 90 minute talk raises awareness and understanding of the main mental illnesses. Suitable groups from 10 to 20 people, available day or evening.

Creative dance for the disabled or those with dementia

Study has shown that physical and creative activity can help improve both physical and mental health. Above all, it's fun and with fun comes laughter - the best therapy of all!

What is domestic abuse? How does it affect children? Why do survivors stay or return? What services are available?

90 minute talk suitable groups from 10 to 20 people aims to raise awareness and discusses the main issues. Domestic Abuse key information and local contacts

Mindfulness ~ free evening sessions

Are open to everyone and are being held in St Nicolas Church Hall: Session Dates and St Mark's Church, Hale : Session Dates

Find helpful exercises to help us focus our attention and live in the present moment, letting go of worries and habits which no longer work for us, to boost our well-being.

Mindfulness 6 week courses:  Guildford Venue       Woking Venue, St Columbas House,

External links:

http://www.inclusive-church.com/mental-health
Inclusive Church has profiled mental health issues for a number of years, recognising that it is a key feature that affects people within church life.

www.mentalhealthmatters-cofe.org
This website contains information and resources for parishes, dioceses, chaplaincies and church community groups - and anyone else who's interested - to help improve our work with people experiencing mental illness.

 

Mindfulness Exercise

Need a five minute break from work? Try this mindfulness exercise by Suzette Jones.


 

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 12:2

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