I have been hoping against hope that we may yet be able to do our mental health seminars live in Reading, Cosham and Kidlington – especially as the poll I sent out in the autumn was inconclusive with some expressing a strong preference for face-to-face sessions.

Yesterdays announcement of the road map out of lockdown was welcome, but I think we ought to go ahead and do Keeping it Together online. So I have planned to do the course in two sessions of two and a half hours each. If you could use the links below to register for these I would be most grateful. 

Please note: 

  1. When you register it will trigger the course materials (which you have already paid for) to be sent to you directly. 
  1. Please sign up for the day on which you would like to do the first session – I am happy for you to swap the day for your second session by arrangement with me after you have registered. So if you want to do the first session on a Tuesday and the second on a Wednesday, register for Tuesday and tell me. 
  1. You might like to invite others to join us who did not register for the courses last year, and therefore have not paid for a place. That is fine, just let me know and I will send them an invoice (£25.00) 

It is possible that the dates below do not work for some, if that is the case, let me know and I will set up an online course to run after the Easter holidays. 

This course works very well online, and I am really looking forward to meeting you in virtual-land, I hope one day we will meet in the flesh, so to speak! 

Here are the links to register: 

Tuesday 16th and 23rd March 14.00-16.30



Wednesday 17th and 24th March 14.00-16.30



Thursday 18th and 25th March 14.00-16.30



Just to remind you – Keeping it Together is a day of training around mental health, focusing on how we can support people struggling with their mental health and – importantly – how we can stay healthy in Christian ministry. The core of the training is the Mental Health Awareness course, accredited by Mental Health First Aid England, for which you will receive a certificate.


Warm regards,


Dave Burke