Our service is for anyone who is receiving support from one of the teams or services in the Trust whether as an inpatient or in the community.
The spiritual part of someone’s life can be an aid towards recovery and a comfort and strength in times of stress and anxiety. Ensuring that people can draw on this spirituality is an essential part of helping someone towards better well-being. We know not all people express their spirituality or beliefs through a particular faith or religion. With this in mind, we make sure our support is for people of all faiths and beliefs and we aim to work in an inclusive, responsive and affirming way with each person we meet.
One of the main ways we offer spiritual care is through 1-to-1 sessions. These can involve someone talking to us about their life, beliefs, and values, and might touch on psychological and social, as well as religious or spiritual themes. We also run group sessions, often in partnership with other healthcare professionals, where people can explore their spirituality.
As well as running these groups, we make sure that people have the opportunities and the places to practice their faith or reflect on their beliefs. There are prayer/quiet rooms on each main Trust site where people can reflect and find peace. We organise events to celebrate certain religious and cultural festivals. We raise awareness of the benefits of spirituality and spiritual healthcare among staff members, so that they are able to better understand someone’s spiritual needs. We also maintain links with local faith communities and use them as a resource when needed.
Carers can also get in touch with us if they want to find spiritual support for their role as a carer.
Our Team of chaplains cover the whole Trust. Each member of the team is from a different faith or spiritual tradition including Sikh, Hindu, Muslim and the Christian denominations of Church of England, Pentecostal and Orthodox and Roman Catholic. Although we come from these different backgrounds, we are respectful of the different faiths and beliefs we encounter.
Someone can refer themselves simply by ringing or emailing the team or by asking a staff member to get in touch with us on their behalf
Working hours are currently Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5:00pm.
Edward Street Community Base
Mobile: 07813 015325