Faith and Spirituality
The Spiritual Care team is committed to caring for the spiritual, pastoral and religious needs of patients, carers and staff of all faiths (and of none). Spiritual Care can mean many different things to people but in essence these words refer to a service that helps people explore:
- 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.