Invitation to spirituality and compassion in healthcare conference


South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is holding a special conference to help people develop a deeper understanding of the relationship between care and spiritual values.

The ‘Spirituality and compassion in healthcare’ conference is being run by the pastoral and spiritual care service, which provides a range of services for service users, carers and staff across Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield.

The conference will explore wellbeing through spirituality and how creating a community of compassionate caring can benefit healing and recovery. There will also be an opportunity to try new activities such as meditation.

The conference is open to professionals, service users, carers and members of the public who would like to develop a deeper understanding of spirituality and its place in healthcare.

The event is being held at the Learning and Development Centre, Fieldhead, Wakefield, WF1 3SP on Friday 29th June and will run from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

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. The conference will offer invaluable skills for living and working using spiritual values to enhance compassion and resilience to those people we work with and care for."

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 spirituality and compassion in healthcare conference

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