Invitation to work and wellbeing conference


The local provider of mental health and learning disability services is holding a special conference to discuss how spiritual values can improve wellbeing in our everyday lives.

The conference is being run by the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’ pastoral and spiritual care service, which provides a range of services for service users, carers and staff across Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield.

The Trust recognises that spiritual support can be very useful to people who use its services and their carers as well as to any member of the public. That is why it is inviting local people to attend the ‘Enhancing spiritual values and wellbeing at work’ conference to learn skills for living and working using spiritual values to enhance wellbeing.

The conference is open to healthcare professionals as well as people in other work sectors, and members of the public who have an interest in making a difference to their own and others wellbeing.

The event is being held at the Learning and Development Centre, Fieldhead, Wakefield, WF1 3SP on Thursday 24th March and will run from 9.30am to 4.15pm. The key speaker will be Dr Sarah Eagger from the Imperial College London, who will lead discussions on the importance of spiritual values in healthcare.

Head of pastoral and spiritual care Rev. Mike Gartland, said; "Spiritual care can help people make the best use of all their personal and spiritual resources in facing and coping with the doubts, anxieties and questions which can arise in a health care setting or everyday life. This conference will explore the importance of spirituality and address how it can be used to improve wellbeing both at work and in everyday life."

There is a small conference fee of £45 with a reduced fee of £30 for the unemployed or full time students. A 20% discount is also available to groups of three or more.

Further information about the conference can be found on the Trust’s website including how to book a place on the conference. Alternatively contact Pat Brotherton on 01924 327318.

Invitation to work and wellbeing conference

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