"Very supportive... I very much enjoy our conversations... A wonderful change from the usual blurb. My type of religion"
Many of our patients find that coping with their illness raises questions of a spiritual nature, about life, suffering, death and after-life, for example. We are here to support them as they think about these difficult issues.
Who can help
Our patients can talk about spiritual issues with their key worker. They will listen in confidence and support patients in expressing their spiritual needs and wishes, and making sense of life at a time that can be difficult and challenging. They can also direct patients to other sources of spiritual care here in Blythe House and in the High Peak area.
We have three chaplains from our local community who visit Blythe House regularly. They are happy to talk with patients, whatever their beliefs or faith.
Our patients can also explore issues of spirituality, purpose and meaning with their counsellor or psychotherapist.
A quiet space
We have a quiet area that is a peaceful place in which to reflect, meditate or pray. There are spiritual books and texts to browse, candles to light and a book in which thoughts and prayers can be written.
We offer an introduction to the practice of mindfulness and meditation. This is part of the Living Well programme on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Some of our patients find this a helpful source of spiritual support.