Faith and Spirituality
The EPUT chaplaincy and spiritual care team is part of the wider health care team and now has employed professional chaplains from varied faith backgrounds based across Trust sites. As well as employed Chaplains the service is supported by a network of trained chaplaincy volunteers.
Our team provide non-judgmental, sensitive and confidential support and seeks to provide links with various faith and religious groups as required:
- a deep-seated sense of meaning and purpose in life
- a sense of belonging
- a sense of connection of ‘the deeply personal with the universal’
- acceptance, integration and a sense of wholeness
These experiences are part of the daily reality of being human but spirituality often becomes more important in times of distress, emotional stress, physical and mental illness, loss, bereavement and the approach of death.
Our team provide non-judgmental, sensitive and confidential support and can provide links with appropriate community spiritual groups.
EPUT’s Faith, Spirituality Advisory Group (FSAG)
The Faith and Spirituality Advisory Group is a sub-committee of the Trust’s Equality and Inclusion Committee (EIC). Its overall aim is to promote and support religious, spiritual and pastoral care within person-centred and recovery focussed care in EPUT. The FSAG reports into the Trust’s Equality and Inclusion Committee.