Advocacy

Spiritual Health Association advocates for spiritual care as an integral part of healthcare in a variety of ways including conference presentations, membership of committees and preparation of submissions and feedback to relevant consultations.

Conferences

In 2020, Spiritual Health Association staff presented at the following conferences:

  • The Mental Health Services Conference – Brisbane
  • Workplace Mental Health Symposium – Brisbane
  • National Allied Health Conference – Brisbane
  • World Psychiatric Association Conference – Jerusalem
  • Palliative Care Queensland – virtual webinar

Committees

Spiritual Health Association staff participate in a range of committees including:

  • Connecting with Spirituality & Subjective Wellbeing in Mental Health Peers – steering committee member international research project
  • Allied Health Clinical Informatics Advisory Group
  • Queensland Palliative Care Leads Network
  • Spiritual Care Australia Credentialing Project reference group
  • Joint International Research Council
  • Palliative Care Queensland peaks collaborative forum
  • Spiritual Care Australia 2021 Conference Committee 
  • Victorian Transcultural Mental Health Reference Group member

Submissions

In 2020 Spiritual Health Association made submissions to:

  • National Palliative Care and End-of-Life Care Information Priorities (Nov 2020)
  • Victorian Government State Disability Plan 2021-2024 (April 2020)
  • Victorian Royal Commission Mental Health Services – joint submission with Victorian Transcultural Mental Health Reference Group (May 2020)