Conference: ‘Spirituality and Recovery’, Durham

Posted on June 14th, 2017 by Hannah Tweed

Date: 12th – 14th July 2017

The Project for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Durham University in association with TEWV NHS Foundation Trust is organising the Spirituality and Recovery conference at St John’s College, Durham, from 12-14 July 2017. This is the third Durham conference exploring good practice in spirituality and mental health care.

As more and more mental health service providers embrace a recovery approach to care, this conference will give opportunity to explore the role which spirituality has to play in such an approach. Can there be a recovery approach without taking spirituality into account? Does a recovery model open up new opportunities to ensure that attention to spiritual needs is routinely a part of assessment and care planning? Are ‘recovery’ and ‘spirituality’ simply two different words for the same thing when it comes to mental health care, or do they have their own distinct, but mutually enriching, meanings?

This conference is an opportunity for clinicians, service users and carers, chaplains, faith and community leaders and anyone else interested to come and think about how those interested in recovery and those who wish to promote the importance of spirituality can work together for the benefit of people who are receiving mental health services. The second day will focus particularly on the importance of narrative and we will hear a number of stories from TEWV service users. The final day will have a particular emphasis on compassion and kindness.

Biographies and the conference agenda can be found here. To view and download the conference poster, click here.

To book a place in the conference, click HERE. Registration to the conference closes at midnight on Friday 30 June 2017.

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