Equip events

Reaching the Heart of Teenagers in a Mental Health Crisis


Date 1: Thursday 17 November 2022, 7:30-9:30pm
Date 2: Saturday 19 November 2022, 9:30-11:30am
Location: Oak Hill College & Online, live via Zoom
Price: £10

The deterioration in mental health in teenagers across the UK is no secret.

A recent NHS report highlights that 17.4% of teens have a diagnosable mental health disorder, and no doubt there are many more who are struggling and undiagnosed. This Equip session looks at why teenagers might be particularly vulnerable, and how churches can support teenagers and also their families. It will focus on the process of building strong, connected families that support all teenagers, but especially those who are vulnerable.  
This teaching session is delivered in two 45 minute teaching sessions, with opportunities for interactions and questions.

Both dates for this event will cover the same content and do not run in series.
Group discounts are available, please get in touch to find out more.

Dr Karen Sleeman

Meet the speaker

Dr Karen Sleeman, Visiting lecturer

Dr Karen Sleeman co-teaches our Master's Level (Level 7) module 'Issues in Pastoral Counselling'. She is a family counsellor in her local church and enjoys working with parents, children and adolescents. She is also placed in her local CAMHS family therapy clinic, and counsel’s children through a local charity providing counselling in the community. Karen has training in child and adolescent mental health and family therapy and has completed the Biblical Counselling UK Church-based Intern Scheme. She and her husband Matthew have five children.

Learn more about our Issues in Pastoral Counselling module