Based around the 5 Ways to Wellbeing Renew spaces work on three simple principles:

being present, being prayerful and being in partnership with the mental health team.

Being Present

Each renew space is run by a local church who give their time and share hobbies and skills in a homely welcoming space. The Renew wellbeing team offer to be present alongside churches embarking on this journey. Ruth will meet with the leaders, the church and the mental health team to offer support while the renew space is established and will keep visiting to help sustain good practice.

Being in Partnership

As each Renew Space establishes good partnerships with statutory services so the Renew Wellbeing team offers to partner with each renew space by offering training, support and regular news. An annual gathering keeps links strong between centres and helps us share good practice and resources. Renew Wellbeing also represents the renew movement in national conversations about faith communities partnering for better mental health provision.

Being Prayerful

As Each Renew space settles into a rhythm of quiet prayer and opens up these habits to their community so Renew Wellbeing will be praying for each renew space and with each renew space. Ruth will train and provide resources to each church where needed and the website will offer ongoing encouragement and advice for a shared journey of sustained prayerful habits for wellbeing.

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Ruth Rice - Renew Wellbeing Founder/ Leader/trainer

Ruth set up renew37 whilst leading New Life Baptist Church and now works full time for Renew Wellbeing visiting churches, delivering training and supporting sustainability. Ruth has a background in teaching and Baptist church Ministry and is passionate about seeing churches turn themselves and their great habits of welcome, care and prayer inside out to reduce isolation and increase wellbeing in every community.  

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Mandy Halloway - Administrator 

Mandy works a few hours a week for Renew Wellbeing and is on hand to answer queries, make connections and arrange visits to renew foundation centres or visits from Ruth. She keeps the website up to date and the news and resources flowing. She can also advise you on how to access funding.

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Hannah Corcoran - Creativity consultant

Hannah helped set up Renew37 and Renew Ruddington. She has trained with DNA and has a background in teaching. Hannah volunteers for Renew Wellbeing and can be sometimes available to help with training and support. She may also be willing to take on short term appointments in churches to help them set up renew spaces. She has been exploring creative expression within wellbeing.