Mental Health Policy

The Church of England

The Parish of St Mary’s, West Chiltington

Mental Health Policy


We have a duty of care to support the wellbeing of all those, Clergy and paid staff and Parishioners within our Church family.

To do this we must ensure:

We have a safe working environment.

We protect Clergy and paid staff from discrimination.

Carry out a risk assessment of the working environment. Looking at how help can be given to assist anyone who needs it within our Church.

Mental and physical health must be treated equally


We at St. Mary’s will ensure that the mental and physical welfare of those within our community is paramount in our Church.

That every possible assistance will be available if needed.

No discrimination will be evident within the Church family

If advice is needed about a problem, then the Chichester safeguarding team will be contacted.


Each person who works within this church community will agree to abide by this policy and the guidelines established by this church.

This church has appointed Pam Wells as the Parish Safeguarding Officer

Incumbent: Fr Stephen Merriman SSC

Churchwardens: Mr Patrick Higham and Mr Cosmo Goldsmith

Date: 1st May 2024


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