CFP: Spirituality and Recovery Conference, Durham

Location: University of Durham

Date: 12th-14th July 2017

The Project for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Durham University in association with Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to announce its third 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 provide opportunities 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.

The conference will take place on Wednesday 12 – Friday 14 July 2017 at St John’s College, Durham, UK. The conference agenda and speaker biographies can be found here.

If you have any proposals for delegate workshops and presentations, please complete this form and return to Colin Jay no later than 1st April 2017.

To view details of the conference packages available, or to book a place, please click here.

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