Introduction to Catholic Mental Health Ministry

How to start or further develop a Mental Health Ministry
Mental health ministry is vital to our mission as Catholics to reach out to the marginalized to offer comfort, healing, and accompaniment.  As one of the church’s newest ministries, formation is critical to increase our knowledge, our skills, and our confidence as we seek to serve in Catholic mental health ministry.
We have two versions of this course available:

Cohort Style Course with potential to earn a Certificate of Completion:
Immerse yourself in a complete multi-week course experience engaging with fellow learners and an experienced facilitator. Submit assignments, attend live Zoom sessions, and create your own mental health ministry plan. Satisfactorily engage with all required components of this course to earn a Certificate of Completion.

Films and Resources Only, no Certificate option:
At your convenience and according to your interest, explore up to seven beautiful films offering in-depth information about Catholic mental health ministry.  Access the complete, updated and expanded Catholic Mental Health Ministry: Guidelines for Implementation textbook and other helpful resources. No deadlines, no Certificate – just learn at your own pace.

Deacon Ed Shoener, President of the CMHM, presents to Pope Francis the book Catholic Mental Health Ministry Guidelines for Implementation (Photo Credit: © Vatican Media)

Cohort Version of the Course

Embark on an enriching learning journey with our cohort-style course! Join a dynamic group of learners as you progress through the material over the course of one to two months. Engage in stimulating discussions, complete thought-provoking assignments, and participate in up to three interactive Zoom sessions. This structured format offers a collaborative and supportive environment, fostering meaningful connections with your peers. Upon successful completion, receive a well-deserved certificate to showcase your dedication and accomplishment.

Price: $

Films and Resources Only

Prefer flexibility in your learning experience? Opt for our at-your-own-pace course! Dive into the curated films and resources at a time that suits you best. With no set deadlines, this self-paced option allows you to absorb the content at your convenience. While there's no certificate of completion for this version, you have the freedom to explore the materials without any time constraints. Embrace the autonomy to navigate through the course content at your own rhythm and enjoy the learning journey on your terms.

Price: $