Christianity is the largest of the five main religions with over two billion followers who are referred to as Christians. Christianity follows the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth and the essence of Christianity revolves around the life, death and Christian beliefs on the resurrection of Jesus. Christians are monotheistic, they believe in one God and that he created the heavens and the earth. Christians believe that there are three parts of the holy trinity: the father (God himself), the son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit.

There are four main branches of Christians which are the Catholic Church, Protestantism, the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Oriental Orthodox churches. Additionally, there are many deominations such as Amish, Baptist churches, Christadelphians, Church of England, Church of Scotland, Coptic Orthodox Church, Exclusive Brethren, Lutheran, Methodist Church, Opus Dei, Pentecostalism, Quakers, Salvation Army​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​, Seventh-day Adventists and United Reformed Church​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​. 

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust Chaplaincy - A multi-faith service with an interfaith approach. The aim of the Spiritual and Cultural Care Service is to ensure that the trust provides a service which acknowledges the spiritual and cultural needs of individuals and therefore the care provided by the trust. The service provides a space for individuals and groups to explore their spiritual and cultural needs.

Tel: 01322 625713

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Chaplaincy - The Chaplaincy team is for everyone, regardless of their faith, ethnicity, culture, gender or sexual identity. The chaplains are experienced in working with people from all faith communities and those who identify with none.  Although the chaplains come from a variety of traditions they work closely with a wide range of faith communities across south London. Trained chaplains and volunteers are available to spend time with anyone who needs a listening ear or would like to talk through their experience.

E-mail: chaplaincy@slam.nhs.uk

Tel: 020 3228 2815

Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust Chaplaincy - The department of spiritual health care supports people of all faiths and beliefs, as well as people who do not have a particular religious belief but who would like someone to talk to. There are chaplains and chaplaincy volunteers who represent many denominations, faiths and beliefs. A 24/7 generic service is provided which is confidential and open to our patients, their relatives and our staff. We will try to find a faith or belief specific chaplain where possible.

E-mail: chaplains@gstt.nhs.uk

Tel: 020 7188 5588

The Evangelical Alliance - The Evangelical Alliance is the oldest and largest evangelical unity movement in the UK. The Evangelical Alliance is the founding member of the World Evangelical Alliance, which unites evangelical alliances based around the world, representing up to an estimated one billion evangelical Christians worldwide. Working across the UK, with offices in London, Cardiff, Glasgow and Belfast, their members come together from across denominations, locations, age groups and ethnicities, all sharing a passion to know Jesus and make Him known.

HTB - The vision is to play a part in the evangelisation of the nation, the revitalisation of the church and the transformation of society.

The London District of the Methodist Church - The London District of the Methodist Church serves to enable and champion the work of Circuits and Churches in the Greater London area. 

Hinde Street Methodist Church - The Methodist Church is in the heart of London's West End and believes in inclusivity. Welcoming all people in the name of Jesus Christ.

Christian Healing UK - Christian Healing UK is an affiliation of Christian healing organisations and healing advisors across the UK. It is based on mutual support, respect and friendship. The ministry of each organisation is unique, and there is considerable difference in style. All of us are united in our desire to bring Christ’s healing ministry to those in need.Stockwell Baptist Church - Stockwell Baptist Church (SBC) is an independent, evangelical Baptist church situated in the borough of Lambeth, South London. The Chapel was founded and erected in 1866 and are affiliated to the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC). 

The Church of England - The Anglican Communion is not held together by a formal constitution or international church law, but rather by a shared heritage, by ways of worshipping and by the relationships—the "bonds of affection"—between its members worldwide. These are strengthened when Anglicans meet, informally and at such formal gatherings as the Instruments of Community. President of these Instruments is the Archbishop of Canterbury who acts as a unique focus of unity.

Diocese of London - The Diocese of London is the group of Church of England organisations located in North London. It comprises parishes, schools, chaplaincies, missional communities and other organisations, which are united by their common Christian faith. 

The Catholic Church (The Bishops conference of England and Wales) - The Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales is the permanent assembly of Catholic Bishops and Personal Ordinaries in the two member countries.

The Irish Chaplaincy - To offer advice, support and friendship to Irish prisoners in England and Wales, older Irish people, Irish Travellers and Gypsies and younger people with an Irish background. 

Lutheran Church in Great Britian - The church is a member of the Porvoo Communion, which is a fellowship of Anglican and Lutheran Churches in Great Britain and Ireland, the Nordic region, Iberia and the Baltic countries. Lutherans proclaim the “good news” of Christ’s life, his death on the cross, and his resurrection. 

Good Thinking: Digital Mental Wellbeing for London - Good Thinking supports Londoners to look after their mental health and wellbeing in a way that works for them. Good Thinking is free for Londoners thanks to the support of the Mayor of London, London Councils, Directors of Public Health and Public Health England. It is delivered by Healthy London Partnership. Available 24/7 on any device and completely anonymous, Good Thinking provides a range of resources to help Londoners improve their mental wellbeing, including free NHS-approved apps, articles, blogs, podcasts, self- assessments, videos and workbooks. 

Association of Christian CounselorsACC is a Christian UK-wide counselling organisation who are on the accredited register with the Professional Standards Authority. ACC draws its distinctive ethos from the Christian traditions of pastoral care and the conviction that pastoral care together with professional and independent counselling and psychotherapy is an important service to the public with hope and faith underling the identity and work of their practitioners. 

Church of England.jpgThe Church of England has a ready-made network of communities, buildings and pastoral contacts that can be utilised in helping to design and deliver appropriate and accessible services in collaboration with local communities.

quest.pngQuest practise “establishing and extending a dialogue between homosexual Catholics and members of the clergy” by writing to and meeting with bishops, other diocesan officers, parish priests and religious orders, and lay groups to continue to support theLGBT+ community. 

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust The Chaplaincy team is for everyone, regardless of their faith, ethnicity, culture, gender or sexual identity. The chaplains are experienced in working with people from all faith communities and those who identify with none.  Although the chaplains come from a variety of traditions they work closely with a wide range of faith communities across south London. Trained chaplains and volunteers are available to spend time with anyone who needs a listening ear or would like to talk through their experience.

E-mail: chaplaincy@slam.nhs.uk

Tel: 020 3228 2815

Oxleas NHS Foundation TrustOxleas NHS Foundation Trust chaplaincy is a multi-faith service with an interfaith approach. The aim of the Spiritual and Cultural Care Service is to ensure that the trust provides a service which acknowledges the spiritual and cultural needs of individuals and therefore the care provided by the trust. The service provides a space for individuals and groups to explore their spiritual and cultural needs.

Tel: 01322 625713

guys.pngThe department of spiritual health care supports people of all faiths and beliefs, as well as people who do not have a particular religious belief but who would like someone to talk to. There are chaplains and chaplaincy volunteers who represent many denominations, faiths and beliefs. A 24/7 generic service is provided which is confidential and open to our patients, their relatives and our staff. We will try to find a faith or belief specific chaplain where possible.

E-mail: chaplains@gstt.nhs.uk

Tel: 020 7188 5588

treeCatholic Mental Health Project lists the following Diocese Mental Health Representatives and Bishops’ Healthcare Advisors who can assist you to find pastoral support in your area.

The Salvation army logoThe Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church. Our mission is based on our faith in Jesus Christ wants everyone to experience life in all its fullness.

Catholics Experiencing Domestic Abuse Resources logoThe Domestic Abuse Working Group (DAWG) of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales have gathered here a range of resources under the banner of CEDAR (Catholics Experiencing Domestic Abuse Resources) to help parishes, deaneries, dioceses, school and organisations in the Catholic Church in England and Wales grow in awareness of the issues surrounding domestic abuse.

Metropolitan Community Churches LogoThe MCC was founded in 1968, Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) has been at the vanguard of civil and human rights movements by addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, economics, climate change, aging, and global human rights. 


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Good Thinking supports Londoners to look after their mental health and wellbeing in a way that works for them. Since its launch in 2017, more than half a million people have used our digital service to tackle anxiety, stress, low mood, sleep problems and other concerns. Good Thinking is free for Londoners thanks to the support of the Mayor of London, London Councils, Directors of Public Health and Public Health England. It is delivered by Healthy London Partnership.

Available 24/7 on any device and completely anonymous, Good Thinking provides a range of resources to help Londoners improve their mental wellbeing, including free NHS-approved apps, articles, blogs, podcasts, self-assessments, videos and workbooks. All the apps we recommend are independently assessed and our clinically-validated self-assessment tool is powered by DoctorLink.

Good Thinking’s advice hub includes podcasts and blogs by healthcare professionals, students, parents, business people, educators and many others.

Good Thinking Podcast FaithPodcasts: Mental Health and debt - CAP is here to help

Many people struggling with their finances feel ashamed, even when the reasons for that situation are not in their control. Shame can be a powerful obstacle to reaching out for support. Podcasts such as Mental Health and debt - Christians against poverty (CAP) is here to help.