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Helpful publications that spell out some of the connections between spirituality and mental health include the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ online booklet.  This contains a definition of spirituality as involving experiences of:


It (re)minds us that people with mental health problems have asked for:


And that through having spirituality in their lives, service users have gained:


The full booklet can be downloaded from:

http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinfo/treatments/spirituality.aspx


Exploring spirituality with people who use mental health services

As individual practitioners we support a wide variety of different views on spirituality. This is reflected in the manner in which we as mental health professionals acknowledge (or ignore) this aspect in our patients’ narratives.

This module will help you to develop your awareness of patients’ spiritual health needs. We aim to provide an outline of the current thinking and literature on this topic and motivate you to incorporate this aspect of care into your practice.

Online CPD Module from the Royal College of Psychiatrists - free to guests, but you must register first.

http://www.psychiatrycpd.co.uk/learningmodules/exploringspiritualitywithpe.aspx



Recovery and Staying Well

Link to recovery / staying well pointers that we can all benefit from, can be found on Kent and Medway Trust website:

http://www.kmpt.nhs.uk/Recovery-self-help.htm


We welcome contributions to this page about your experiences of spirituality and mental health, where these may have something to offer other people.  Please submit any writings, pictures, poems, ideas to:

brian.bingham@spiritualitymentalhealth.org.uk


Inclusion on our website is at the sole discretion of the Forum.

SPIRITUALITY AND MENTAL HEALTH

Some connections between Spirituality and Mental Health