Emotional and spiritual support for family and carer
Emotional and confidential support for family members who would like to make sense of their situation. This is not a counselling service; however it is a service which helps those who would like to use this support to make sense of the situation they find themselves in at that moment in time.
There is no specific problem required to access the service; not a set time limit nor a set amount of sessions.
It is to offer an empathic and non-judgmental listening ear. The support is always person-centred which means that the family member is central to what they would like to talk about during the session.
Spiritual care for family members to enable them to find meaning and purpose in their situation which can relate to their own faith, belief or worldview – which includes non-religious worldviews.
This service engages with the values and morals of the individual and relates this to the specific situation they might find themselves in.
Existential questions such as ‘Why me, or How did this happen, or who am I now [a certain event] has occurred’ are central within spiritual care.
If patient’s family members would like to practice their faith through specific rituals such as prayer or reading scripture (any faith of belief).
We can provide this over Zoom individually or through larger group sessions if more people would like to join in.
This can also include mindfulness and guided (secular) meditation to give peace of mind during hectic times.
This can be offered individually or through a structured group session.
Pastoral care, Spiritual care and Religious care can be provided on a one-to-one basis as well as group basis. All of the support is confidential, however confidentiality needs to be broken if there is a risk of harm to oneself or to another.
Lindsay van Dijk, Lead Chaplain
Call: 07557 633289