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God in Mind 2017

Bridging the gap between mental health and the church - a conference for all those involved in caring for others

The conference this year is offered as a retreat experience for all those involved in caring for others, either within the clinical setting, or within the church. There will be the usual opportunities for networking, and we hope that the day will encourage conversations, and open up thinking about the possibilities of closer working relationships in the future. There will be a chance to hear more about our work at Still the Hunger and take part in a support group to share and discuss any issues you encounter within your clinical or pastoral setting. Janet will be leading us through a mindfulness experiential workshop during the afternoon, and we are privileged to welcome Dr Hugh Osgood this year.

Brookside Church, Earley, Reading, RG6 7LS

Keynote Speakers this year:

Dr Hugh Osgood (President, Churches Together England)

Hugh is a senior UK church leader, known for equipping visionary leaders and for encouraging churches to engage with their communities. He is President of Churches Together in England, as well as being the founding President of Churches in Communities International. Over the past 50 years he has planted churches, gathered leaders and participated in many large scale stadium events and missions. Over the years he has taught at many conferences with his sermons being widely broadcast on radio and TV. As a visionary pioneer and facilitator, Hugh established a local church as an expression of the charismatic movement in the early 1970s and facilitated thousands of new believers into the kingdom after record numbers gave their lives to Christ during Billy Graham’s Mission ’89. As the founding minister of Cornerstone Christian Centre, Hugh helped launch UK Christian TV Ministry (with God TV and Revelation TV). He holds a PhD in Religious Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University, and originally trained as a dental surgeon with an interest in maxillofacial reconstructive surgery.

Dr Janet Penny (Counselling Psychologist)

Janet is counselling psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council who has an interest in the integration of faith and therapy, particularly in Christian mindfulness and power dynamics in Christian counselling. Janet has been a lecturer at London School of Theology on the BA course in Theology and Counselling for the last 14 years and also lectures at the Metanoia Institute on its doctoral programme in counselling psychology and psychotherapy.

Tickets £30 available through Eventbrite:


Still the Hunger had its first God in Mind conference on Saturday 9 July 2016. The conference was aimed at bridging the gap between the church, voluntary sector and healthcare professionals, encouraging conversations about how we could improve support for those suffering with mental health difficulties and how we may work together to achieve this. We had some great keynote speakers: you can see a summary about the sessions and our speakers below.

You can also download the talks free of charge via the link below.

Our keynote speakers:

Dr Mary Wren – (GP) Keys to Health & Wholeness

Dr Janet Penny - (Counselling Psychologist) Mindfulness

Dr Monia Conforti - (Counselling Psychologist) Bibliodrama

Beverley Hutton - (CEO, Still the Hunger)

Rev Charles French (Pastor, Still the Hunger) & Rev Bev French - Worship & Healing

Link to the Sessions: