It combines basic elements of secular popular psychology combined with biblical principles of forgiveness and gratitude. Participants are also encouraged to look at relationships and ask what is most important in life.
So far, around 200 people have been through the course in 30 locations including churches, businesses and local authorities. The charity is now offering to train church leaders to run courses around the country.
Mat Ray, church engagement manager at Livability, said, ‘We’re really excited about the course. It’s about churches being good news to the community.
‘It’s not about converting people; our main aim is to give people tools to think about their well-being. There’s definitely a Christian message but it’s not explicit.’
Katharine Welby, the daughter of the Archbishop of Canterbury, is a coordinator at Livability. She recently spoke publicly about her battle with depression and said it is part of the Church’s calling to help tackle the hidden causes of some of the most intractable problems in families and society.