The information contained in these resources has been collected in good faith from various sources, but the Diocese of Guildford is not responsible for content.
Please check qualifications and experience yourself, especially regarding counsellors and legal issues, before using them.
Crisis Support / foodbanks, homelessness
Crisis Support / Foodbanks, Homelessness
Local listing of agencies who can support people in times of emergency
Go for Help!
a noticeboard sheet with key Emergency Contact Numbers (PDF)
Christmas Outreach/Community Events
Our annual directory of support available in the Diocese
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Digital Resource for Carers
Diocesan Carer Support Adviser
Advice for making Church events and services accessible to all. This useful booklet gives practical suggestions to better enable the inclusion of people with sensory, mental health and physical impairments. Also includes a DIY access audit
Listing of Local and National Support networks
Local Resources contact details
Social Action - Resources for Churches to make a difference
There is an excellent listing of national resources on this Church Army website. from Reports/books/speakers/website etc
Practical Church Management
Incorporates new law and guidance in a range of areas, including the appointment of churchwardens and PCC members, employment law, child protection, church services, computers, data protection, copyright, food hygiene, alcohol licensing, fire protection, security, church repairs, Gift Aid, church accounts, and VAT. There is one completely new chapter, on people with disabilities. The book is full of useful contact details and web site addresses for further reference. Available for £20 from Church House Bookshop
Produced to help you with all the practical aspects of volunteering or stewardship. Enlivened by original cartoons from Ron Wood, it contains practical advice and guidance on all aspects of finding and supporting volunteers, planning projects and ensuring good practice. (being updated in 2016).
This booklet has been prepared for the clergy and all those within our parishes who have a ministry or role with older people in their congregation or community. Produced by our Communities Engagement Team
The Christian Council on Aging have resources and provide support for older people. Also please refer to our Dementia Awareness and Spirituality page
Care for the Family is a national charity which aims to promote strong family life and to help those hurting because of family breakdown.
Care for the Family's work is motivated by Christian compassion, and its resources and support are available to everyone, of any faith, or none
This booklet is also available in hard copy, please contact us if you would like one sent in the post. Or contact our Adviser
Notes from our seminar in 2011 covering the earliest references in the Bible, clinical research, statistics and how to offer practical support. Dr Okoye is a leading Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Royal College of Psychiatrists do some excellent leaflets which you can down load for free. For more support please contact our Open to All Adviser
Eating Disorders presentation
Information and presentations
Something on your mind / Mental Illness
2013 pressentation by Suzette Jones our Health and Wellbeing Adviser about Mental Health and covering types of Mental Illness
Policy, Procedures and Good Practice to Safeguard and Promote the Welfare of Children and Young People.
Leaflet produced by the Diocese to assist parishes
Local and National Resources, as well as listings for Local Debt Advice Centres
Resources and Information for Churches