Mental Health & Well-Being Event Proves A Hit

A rather damp, chilly Friday evening in January didn't stop more than 100 people attending St Andrews Church, Farnham for the first in a series of 'In Conversation' events. The topic for the inaugural event was Mental Health & Well-Being.

Chaired by The Revd. David Uffindell, the speakers for the evening were:

  • Mick Brooks – Waverley Abbey (theological)
  • Jeremy Hunt MP (political)
  • Dr Lucy Abbott (A Consultant Geriatrician at a local hospital)
  • Dr Helen Roberts (local GP)
  • Julie Wise (local charity support)

Each of the five speakers presented their own take on the subject of Mental Health & Well-Bring and then took questions from the audience who asked a wide ranging number of questions and made some important points and comments  - each of which were answered by the five speakers.

Tweeting at the event, Jeremy Hunt said: "Taking part in an excellent Mental Health roundtable event in Farnham this evening. Thanks to Revd David Uffindell of for organising and drawing attention to how important it is to discuss mental health issues openly. "

Feedback was very positive on the evening with 25% of the attendees signing up for information on future events.

If you are interested in learning more about this event or future 'In Conversation' evenings, please contact the church on