- Corporate body
- Founded 1986
Being Alongside’ (aka B.A.) is the operational name for the ‘Association for Pastoral Care in Mental Health’, (APCMH), a Christian based, voluntary association of individual members and affiliated groups who recognise the importance of spiritual values and support in mental health. BA was founded in 1986 through the pioneering effort of Christian parents whose son was mentally ill. They wanted to raise awareness of the spiritual needs of people with mental health problems both in mental health services and in churches.