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.

The campaign includes a feature-length documentary that will premiere on 22 May 2023 at Parliament House, Canberra followed by screenings around the country. A series of powerful short films that advocate for compassionate care at the end-of-life are available on the campaign website, as well as ongoing social media promotion and advocacy tools.

Learn more about the campaign.

Melbourne Screening - Live the life you please feature film & Live Q&A

Palace Kino - Melbourne CBD, 23 May 2023

SHA and Palliative Care Victoria are holding a special screening event of  Live the life you please. This feature length documentary promotes the importance of holisitic care that is inclusive of spiritual care, to ensure that spiritual needs are met right to the very end of life.

We are thrilled to announce that Sectretary of the Department of Health, Professor Euan Wallace will launch the event and Dr. Stephen Duckett will MC the evening. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with participants from the film including Dr Mark Boughey, Nurse Amy Nobel, Spiritual Care Practitioner Russell Armstrong and Music Therapist Clare O’Callaghan.

We invite you to join us for this meaningful and inspiring evening to raise awareness about the importance of compassionate care at the end of life.

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Spiritual care at the end of life - short film

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 were 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 graciously sharing their story.

In memory of Alex Robins.