Spiritual Care Matters 2019 

Brief programme & links to slides where available

10:00 Opening notices/housekeeping – Dr Guy Harrison & Rhonda Riachi.

10:10 Welcome address by Stuart Bell CBE, CEO of Oxford Health NHS FoundationTrust.

10:25 Experts by experience

Chair: Charlotte Collins

Spirituality and mental health - Joanna Tulloch

“From denial to celebration” - Ellen Bassani

Audio file of Ellen's talk (24Mb file):


11:30 Keynote speaker 

“Spiritual care in practice - why it matters and who should provide it”

Baroness Julia Neuberger

13:20 Singing in community with Sally Horner

13:30 Forum Theatre

Interactive drama based on case studies

Susie Stead with John Robinson and Sean O’Mahony

15:00 Breakout sessions

  1. The Art of Life – art therapy with children: reflecting on the emotional and spiritual experience of the therapeutic process. David R Elliott 

  2. Music, Spirituality and Mental Health: Perspectives from lived experience. Jo Barber   

  3. Breath-Body-Mind Integration: an embodied approach to working with complexity. Kate Binnie 

  4. Connecting with Nature. Dr Jane Fossey.


15:50 Next steps for spirituality in health and social care

The OCSW vision, research & how to get involved. Dr Guy Harrison

The Best Poster Prize was won by Julian Ellis, Music Therapist, Oxford Health NHS FT. 

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