On this page you can find details about counselling, coaching, financial wellbeing and spiritual direction as well as resources for you to use for your own mental health and wellbeing.

Bishop's Retreat Days at Launde Abbey

Clergy and Licensed Lay Ministers are invited to join an upcoming retreat at Launde Abbey on one of the following dates:

Thursday 2 November
Saturday 2 December
Wednesday 13 December 

Tuesday 23 January 
Wednesday 7 February 
Tuesday 26 March 
Saturday 20 April  
Wednesday 22 May 
Saturday 8 June 
Wednesday 3 July 
Wednesday 14 August 
Saturday 31 August 
Tuesday 24 September  
Wednesday 9 October 
Wednesday 6 November 
Saturday 9 November
Thursday 12 December 

These days are offered free of charge, with lunch and refreshments included. The days start with worship in the chapel at 9am (9.30am on Saturdays) and close with a service of eucharist at 3.30pm. Please email bishops.office@leicestercofe.org to book a place.

Wellbeing Working Group

The Bishops' Leadership Team has established this group to look at ways of supporting our church leaders. 

This group is chaired by Claire Wood, the Archdeacon of Loughborough, and its membership also comprises: Alison Adams, Andy Brockbank, Stuart Burns, Andy Hall, Mayo Jolaoso, Vince Jupp, Carolyn Lewis, David Newman and Richard Worsfold.

Alongside collating resources and updating this page with opportunities to help with your wellbeing, the group will also be contributing to the Shaped by God Together process, recognising that support for wellbeing will continue to be a key priority as a new diocesan framework for mission emerges.


The Leicester Diocese Counselling Service

Our Counselling Service, available to Clergy, their families and Licensed Lay Leaders is one avenue of support offered by the diocese.

We are committed to providing confidential, short-term psycological and emotional support and have a team of qualified and experienced councellors accredited within thier proffessional bodies.

If you would like to discuss your issues with someone and would like to explore if counselling could offer you the support you need, please contact our Diocesan Counselling Coordinator to book an initial meeting:

Anissa Chung
0739 819 9392

Coaching and Spiritual Direction

For more infomation about Coaching (Available through the Parish Transition and Ministry Department) contact Stuart Burns, Director of PT&MD Team, on stuart.burns@leicestercofe.org.uk

For more infomation about Spiritual Direction: Contact Revd Liz Rawlings liz.rawlings@leicestercofe.org and see our Spiritual Direction web page here.

 Financial Wellbeing for Clergy and Licensed Lay Leaders

Concern about our finances and our longer term financial planning can be a specific drain on our energy and ministry.  To support us we have appointed Chris Sheldon as our Financial Wellbeing Coordinator who can confidentially help Clergy, licensed lay leaders, retired clergy and families. You can read more about this support here and you can contact Chris confidentially at chris@sheldonhouse.co.uk or call him on 07779 273705.

Other Wellbeing Resources and Ideas
Urgent Help

If you find yourself feeling low, tearful, angry or unable to cope for a long period of time, you may be suffering from stress, anxiety or depression. Find out about the support available.

Telephone numbers for mental health organisations can be downloaded here or a link to therapeutic support through GP referral may be found here.

Telephone numbers for mental health organisations can be found here (.pdf). 

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