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Mental Health and Spirituality

Spiritual and Pastoral Care is an important feature of the Recovery Approach, and points to a greater sense of hope, self-worth and empowerment amongst service users wherever they are on their journey.

The positive contribution that spirituality can make in developing and sustaining good mental health and wellbeing is of growing interest academically, clinically and pastorally. The resources and links below will help you deepen your understanding of this specialist mental health service:

Mental Health Foundation: Making Space for Spirituality

Inspiring Hope: Recognising the importance  of spirituality in a whole person approach to mental health - NIMHE

Church of England Mental Health Document

Mind: Mental Health of South Asian Community in Britain

Keeping the Faith - Mental Health Foundation

Guidlines on Spirituality for staff in acute care services

Vocation, vocation, vocation: Spirituality for professionals in mental health services

Evaluation Report

The Place of Spirituality in Mental Health

Mindfulness Report

Recommendations for Psychiatrists on Spirituality and Religion - RCPSYCH Position Statement 

RCN Spirituality Survey

 

North East Spirituality and Mental Health Forum

 

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