Starting a Mental Health Support Group at Your Church

Our Mental Health Support Group is known as H.E.L.P. (Hope, Encouragement, Love, Prayer)

Our ministry provides Christ’s compassion to individuals with mental illness and support for their families and friends. We offer Christian friendship, fellowship, and prayer in a safe, confidential environment. We welcome anyone wanting to learn more about mental health issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. We do not talk about our treatment programs nor recommend treatment programs.  We do not give advice to other attendees but gather for the blessing and support of fellowship.

Thursdays, 6-8:30 pm, Menlo Park Campus, Garden Court

Weekly Meeting Agenda

6 pm: Fellowship Supper – Freewill donation for dinner

6:30-7:30 pm:  Music, singing, speaker or video program

7:30-8:30 pm:  Sharing and prayer in small groups

Here is some information that can help you develop a mental health support group

This video about our mental health support program includes an introduction by John Ortberg
H.E.L.P. program video

This is an interview about mental health ministry with John Ortberg in Christianity Today:
 Connecting to Hope,

This document includes all the information that could be helpful for you:
How to start a Mental Health Support Group

Here are FAQ’s related to starting a program:
Frequently Asked Questions

In addition, please feel free to contact us any time:
Director of Care and Recovery, Monte Fisher, mfisher@menlo.church,  650-330-7581