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Spirit in Mind updates

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Volunteer lay chaplain vacancy

Spirit in Mind and the pastoral and spiritual care department at South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are looking for people with a strong faith background who are willing to give some of their time to join us as approved lay chaplaincy volunteers in their local area (areas include Calderdale, Kirklees, Wakefield and Barnsley). You will be given a free comprehensive training package as part of the programme. Find out more.

Spirit in Mind conference – 7 February 2019

The second annual Spirit in Mind conference took place on 7 February 2019 at Dewsbury Minster.  This was a chance to explore and celebrate the role of faith based organisations in promoting compassionate communities through speakers, workshops and creative activities. The conference was well attended, and the feedback was positive:-

‘An uplifting day, thank you. Very well organised too. Plenty of content, varied speakers.  Welcoming friendly people’

There are follow up workshops in planning and a further full day focusing on compassionate approaches to bereavement, to be hosted at Fieldhead Hospital, Conference Room on 22 October 2019.

Compassionate approached to bereavement – 22 October 2019

The keynote speaker will be Ted Bowman. Ted is an educator who specialises in change and transition, whether it occurs in families, organisations, or in communities. He is also an adjunct professor teaching grief and loss courses at the University of Saint Thomas School of Social Work. For over 40 years, Ted has provided consultation and training for organisations throughout Minnesota, other states and countries.

Invitations to apply for this conference will go out towards the end of summer, meanwhile enquires can be made to pastoral.care@swyt.nhs.uk  or by telephone to 01924 316282

What is GDPR and how will it affect you and your organisation

Spirit in Mind has put together a guide to help faith based organisations understand the new legislation and what it means for you and your organisation.

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