Media Releases

11 May 2023 - Spiritual Health Association and Palliative Care Victoria are proud to announce a special screening event for the Melbourne premier of the documentary feature film Live the Life you please.

Spiritual Health Association are proud sponsors of the Live the Life you please social impact campaign, brining together greater awareness and understanding about spiritual care. The film promotes the importance of holistic care that is inclusive of spiritual care, to ensure that spiritual needs are met right to the very end of life.

8 September 2022Spiritual Health Association speaks up at Mental Health Australia Parliamentary Advocacy Day

Spiritual Health Association joined representatives from approximately 70 other member organisations of Mental Health Australia and took part in discussions with a range of Ministers at Parliament House to advocate for mental health reform. The Mental Health Australia Advocacy Day is a timely opportunity to highlight the critical importance of spiritual care in supporting mental health in clinical contexts. 

25 May 2022 - The Future of Spiritual Care in Australia report now available.

Spiritual Health Association has launched the much-anticipated research report The Future of Spiritual Care in Australia: A national study on spirituality, wellbeing and spiritual care in hospitalsThe report was officially launched on 18th May by Associate Professor Amanda Walker, Clinical Director at the Australian Commission for Safety & Quality in Health Care, and a specialist in Palliative Medicine. 

13 April 2022 - Changes to Spiritual Care Practitioners Professional Development program

After 30 years of leading the facilitation of the Spiritual Care Practitioners Professional Development program, Spiritual Health Association (SHA) is delighted to pass the leadership to Spiritual Care Australia (SCA). The program steering committee agree that it is time for SCA to broaden the delivery of the program across multiple sectors in Australia. SHA remains an active part of the steering committee offering leadership for spiritual care in the health sector.