About Spiritual Health Association

Spiritual Health Association is the peak body for spiritual care in the health sector. Our focus is on advocacy for and promotion of compassionate, person-centred spiritual care in health services. 

Since 1974 we have been collaborating with health services, faith communities and other key partners and stakeholders, to expand the availability and accessibility of spiritual care as an integral part of quality healthcare. 

We are informed by a growing body of evidence for the value and contribution of spiritual care and involved with international colleagues in the move towards professionalisation of the sector. 

We are committed to ensuring patients, carers and staff receive high-quality and safe spiritual care that is responsive to their spiritual needs.


Spiritually inclusive healthcare for all.


Leading the integration of safe and high-quality spiritual care in healthcare.


  • Respect: Seeing and honouring the humanity and dignity of every person. 
  • Compassion: Acting with kindness and care towards everyone we meet.
  • Inclusiveness: Embracing the beliefs, worldviews and contribution of all people.
  • Excellence: Being the best we can be through continuous improvement and accountability.
  • Courage: Stepping beyond the known and comfortable and welcoming new ideas and innovations.
  • Integrity: Building trust through honesty, embodying our values and continuous evaluation of all we do. 

Strategic Documents 

Download: SHA Strategic Plan 2023-2024

Governance Documents

SHA Annual Report 2022-23

SHA Constitution

Financial Report 2022-23

Victoria State GovernmentSpiritual Health Association acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.