About Barry Pearman

Hi, I’m Barry Pearman

Barry Pearman

My deep passion is to empower people with Mental Illnesses to find recovery and hope.

Is that you?

Maybe it’s someone you care about?

In former years I have had roles as a Mental Health Support Worker and then as a Community Chaplain pastoring people with Major Mental Illnesses.

As a Community Chaplain, I with a great bunch of volunteers developed a Church service and community for people with diverse Mental Health struggles such as Anxiety, Depression, Psychosis, Bi-Polar, Addictions.

We named it ‘The Living Room’ and it was a place where ‘Everybody was somebody and Jesus Christ is Lord’.

People were empowered to take up roles such as preaching and leading.

Lives were changed and a community was formed where according to the then Senior Pastor that if Jesus was to attend a service at the church he would come to the ‘Living Room’.

Lots of challenges and lessons learned that I want to share here on Turning the Page.

Some of the training I have done

  • SoulCare Foundations 101; 201; 301; 401 Christian Courses.com Dr. Larry Crabb
  • Bachelor of Applied Theology – Carey Baptist College
  • Advanced School of Spiritual Direction – New Way Ministries (Colorado Springs) Dr. Larry Crabb
  • School of Spiritual Direction – New Way Ministries (Colorado Springs) Dr. Larry Crabb
  • Certificate in Pastoral Therapy – Living Wisdom School of Counselling
  • Certificate in CBT Interventions in Mental Health Care – Auckland Institute of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies
  • Certificate in Integrated Mental Health Care – Commend
  • Certificate in Mental Health Work – Auckland Institute of Technology

My Top 5 Posts

  1. 6 Things That I Have Noticed About People Who Change and Recover From Mental Illness
  2. 6 Keys To Helping Someone Who Is Suicidal
  3. It’s time to ‘Give it a rest’?
  4. Sheep, habits and walking down the right path
  5. 7 Steps to help those who ruminate

Perhaps I can help you?
Ask me a question

 

6 Replies to “About Barry Pearman”

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