Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care
The Trust's Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care team provides specialist spiritual, religious and compassionate pastoral care for service users, their carers and Trust staff, for people of all spiritualities, faiths and beliefs. Anyone can request chaplaincy support directly by phoning, emailing or requesting a chaplaincy visit from Trust staff.
- The Chaplains will provide, upon request, spiritual and pastoral care to every service user, staff member, carer, and visitor, irrespective of a person’s spirituality, faith, or beliefs.
- The Chaplains are in good standing with and offer specialist religious and non-religious cultural care from a variety of Christian, Islamic, Jewish, Buddhist and Humanist traditions. In addition, chaplains will endeavour to find representatives from other faith and beliefs traditions when requested and maintain close working relationships with a diverse range of faith and belief communities and leaders across Greater Manchester.
- We are available for confidential one to one conversation at times of difficulty, stress and uncertainty, alongside on-going spiritual and pastoral care.
- We provide regular opportunities for worship and reflection and have dedicated prayer/quiet spaces across our inpatient site where spiritual reflection and worship services take place.
- We safeguard and support the spiritual and religious lives of all those who are supported by Greater Manchester Mental Health or work within the Trust.
For details with regard to all our existing multi faith and belief spaces and designated prayer/quiet spaces please contact the Head of Chaplaincy for further information.
Healthcare Chaplains are appointed directly by the NHS provider and are a health care professional body whose standards are upheld and regulated by the United Kingdom Board of Healthcare Chaplains (UKBHC). A voluntary register of healthcare Chaplains is kept by the UKBHC (registered with the Professional Standards Authority) and a professional code of conduct is published alongside band appropriate spiritual care competencies. Alongside the UKBHC, many Healthcare Chaplains seek professional membership with the College of Healthcare Chaplains (CHCC).
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