Inviting the black dog into the room

In recent years there has been an explosion in ministry specifically to men. Breakfasts, outings and weekends away for men are now commonplace on the menu of many churches. Alongside this phenomenon statistics show a growing mental health crisis amongst men in this...

The gift of time

In Michael Bond’s reflection on the passing of the years read by Sir David Attenborough at the Queen’s 90th birthday service he stated –  “My father’s motto was – the most precious gift you can bestow on a child is your time.” A recent survey...

Plumbing the well of unhappiness

In western societies we have pushed back the tide of physical causes of harm to the extent that most achieve the milestone of 80 years of age before dying, with a majority enjoying good health up until their final years. However, the conditions that have been kind to...