CHIPS Summer 2017 Newsletter

Welcome to the CHIPS summer update

Thank you for joining with us, and the CHIPS family of supporters around the world, in the work of peacemaking. If you're new to CHIPS this is where you'll find out about our team, projects and plans. Your interest, generosity and prayers are vital and greatly appreciated. 

What’s happening: Celebrating over 7,500 lives impacted in Ghana

Bishop Christopher Chessun of Southwark

On Tuesday 9th May The Right Reverend Christopher Chessun, Bishop of Southwark led the team in a reflection on peace and how Jesus' teachings influence our peacemaking work in Brixton and Ghana.

Joining Josh on a short walk around the estate, Bishop Christopher met with some of the local community, including Mary (pictured below) who runs a local community initiative very near to us on the estate. 

Making Peace by Improving Mental Health

We are starting to provide vital mental health provision to hard-to-reach members of the community through an innovative new approach, bringing therapeutic support to the streets.

In Lambeth, only 17% of mental health need is being met, and thousands are being left without support. For young people, the effects of this is huge: about half of all lifetime mental health disorders start by the age of 14; 75% will have started before the age of 24.

Sowing peace in Ghana

Addressing food security is a big priority for the majority of communities in Northern Ghana. Volatile food prices caused by unstable supply is the new norm. Many families faced with higher food prices can only cope by pulling their children out of school and cutting back on medication.

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