Spiritual Health News


Live the life you please - film screening and panel discussion

Tickets on sale now!

March eNews - reconceptualising risks

Taking risks may just be essential for the spiritual journey.

March update on the Spiritual Care Model Co-Design project

Almost eight months after commencing the co-design of a national model for spiritual care in health, the project team met for the last time on 20th March 2023. Read more about the progress of the project and plans for next steps.

Interview with Craig Exon

We asked SHA's new Quality and Advocacy Leader about his experiences working in spiritual care, what he hopes to bring to SHA, and some of the things that bring joy and inspiration to his life.

February eNews - No longer fit for purpose

There has been much in the media over the past months about the need for reform in the health sector. Much of the focus has been on the Medicare system, which last month was described by the Minister for Health, Mark Butler, as ‘no longer fit for purpose.'

SHA's submission to the Australian Government's 'Measuring What Matters' statement

The central argument of this submission is that a robust measure of Australia's economic, social, and environmental progress and wellbeing should include a Spiritual Wellbeing dimension.

February update on the Spiritual Care Model Co-Design project

Health leaders, researchers, educators and people with lived experience of spiritual care gather to discuss the proposed draft model designed to improve the quality of spiritual care for people in hospital in Australia.

Transforming Chaplaincy publishes article about 'Spiritual care in healthcare' report

Cheryl Holmes, SHA CEO and Richard Egan, Associate Professor Dunedin School of Medicine give an overview of SHA's recent literature review.
April eNews

January eNews - The year ahead

Find out what's on in 2023.
April eNews

Join us! Launch of new learning module for health care workers

3pm, Thursday 9th February 2023.

SHLEAC 2022 round-up, news and vacant position

The four-member Spiritual Health Lived Experience Advisory Committee (SHLEAC) wrap up a busy year and reflect on the ways their leadership has continued to advocate for the inclusion of spiritual care in mental health care.

Spirituality & Diversity Discussions Project - 2022 year in review

A joint initiative with our valued partners Victorian Transcultural Mental Health (VTMH)

November eNews - Measuring What Matters

What matters to you? The answer to that question may not always be the things that can easily be seen and measured.

Warm wishes to our Quality and Development Leader, Christine Hennequin.

After 13 years as part of the SHA team, Christine will work her final day on 1st December 2022.

Literature Review now available

SHA together with Spiritual Care in Aotearoa New Zealand Healthcare Co-design Rōpū is excited to announce that our comprehensive literature review is now available.
April eNews

October eNews

Acknowledging spirituality

Appreciation for The Small Gift and The Little Book of Spiritual Health

Testimonial from Jo Baker, Specialist Bereavement Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor and Trainer, Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (ACGB)

July eNews - Spotlight on the ABS 2021 census religion question

We may be less religious, but is there more to the story?

Spiritual Health Lived Experience Advisory Committee (SHLEAC) presented at VTMH Monthly Seminar Series

Spirituality, spiritual care, and mental health: What’s the correlation?

‘Working Better Together: A Shared Vision for AOD and Mental Health Services’

An opportunity to offer some spiritual care to an exhausted workforce.

June eNews - Spotlight on Mental Health and Spirituality

Mental Health, Spirituality, and Spiritual Care.

Spirituality Lab: a mental health research initiative

SHA is in active conversation with several universities to establish a spirituality and mental health translational research lab, known as the Spirituality Lab.

Launched! The Future of Spiritual Care in Australia report

A national study conducted by McCrindle on spirituality, wellbeing and spiritual care in hospitals

SHLEAC presentation to Victorian Department of Health

Members of the Spiritual Health Lived Experience Advisory Committee (SHLEAC) presented on the topic of Spirituality, Spiritual Care and Mental Health

Transforming Chaplaincy Book Series

Contemporary spiritual care, as practiced in health care contexts, is very different from the way many healthcare professionals and patients perceive it. The Transforming CHAPLAINCY series aims to thoughtfully address strategic gaps in the literature about contemporary spiritual care.

SHA response to the Royal Commission into Mental Health final report.

Spiritual Health Association welcomes the release of the final report from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System and the commitment of the Victorian Government to implement all the recommendations.