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Strengthening Links

Transformation Cornwall strengthens links between faith based and mainstream organisations.

We put people with people and that is where the 'Transformation' often occurs.

Supporting large conferences around a key issue, gathering a small group of like minded people wanting to make a difference, raising the voices of people with lived experiences, community coffee mornings, linking people and projects, highlighting concerns.

Together we are always stronger.

A Day on Faith and Mental Health

One example of our strengthening links work is our recent partnership with Truro Diocese and the Department of Spiritual and Pastoral Care at Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to host ‘A Day on Faith and Mental Health’ on October 5th 2019.

The aim of the day was to raise awareness and promote discussion among the faith and mental health communities in Cornwall. The day was a huge success with over 100 people joined together in Truro Methodist Church.

The day was mapped by a comprehensive resources document so people could be guided and follow up work with speakers and local and national initiatives in this area.

Evaluation recorded:

    • 91% of respondents rated the day as good or excellent
    • 75% of respondents increased their understanding of the Cornish Faith Community
    • 84% of respondents increased their understanding of mental ill health
    • 77% of respondents gained insight of how faith and mental health connect
    • 87% of respondents will do more work in this area as a result of the event
    • 76% of respondents made contacts to follow up

    Churches Together in Cornwall: Unity Group

    Another organisation that we've partnered is Churches Together in Cornwall (CTC). Transformation Cornwall is a member of the CTC Unity Group.

    The Unity Group developed from the CTC Future Paths July 2019 report, which showed the need for consultation with local Churches Together groups, Local Ecumenical Partnerships and other ecumenical initiatives, to develop more effective networking, gather data on what the groups are currently doing, what they would like to do, and what help CTC might offer them.

    Organisations we've partnered