Spiritual Health Association works with key stakeholder groups across government and health care, in collaboration with leaders in research and media communications to build campaigns that advocate and promote compassionate, person-centred care in health services. 

Live the life you please social impact campaign

SHA alongside Palliative Care Australia and Dementia Australia are sponsoring Live the life you please, a film-led national social impact campaign that aims to improve awareness about palliative care.

We are excited to be working with Moonshine Agency to promote the importance of spiritual care as an integral part of the holistic palliative care process.

Learn more about the campaign.

Spiritual care is an integral part of holistic palliative care. It is about tending to the things that give people meaning, purpose and connection and ensuring these needs are met, right to the very end of life.

This short film is part of the Live the life you please campaign and shares the story of Alex Robins and Leila McCann, who have been companioned by spiritual care practitioner Russell Armstrong as part of Alex’s palliative care.

It offers an insight into the qualities of the spiritual care relationship and shows how holding another’s story during this time of life is a unique and integral part of whole-of-person care.

Special thanks to Alex and Leila for sharing their story.

Call to Action - Make Health Care Whole!

SHA calls for an Australian Government investment that enables Australians to have access to high-quality, safe spiritual care by building capacity across the health care system to recognise and respond to peoples' spiritual needs. 

Download SHA's Call to Action flyer.

The Future of Spiritual Care in Australia

The evidence is in: 54% of Australians are interested in receiving spiritual care in the future.

SHA's The Future of Spiritual Care in Australia report was lauched on 18 May 2022. 

The report presents the key findings of a national study conducted by research and communications specialists McCrindle. Key to this research is understanding the role of care in the hospitals of the future, knowing what planning and training is required for the future workforce and the overall benefits of spirituality to individuals, societies and organisations.

A range of support resources and an accompanying promotion campaign will be developed from the report data, designed to further educate about what contemporary spirituality means to Australians and the demonstrated need for quality standardised spiritual care to be integrated into all areas of health care provision.