Pastoral and spiritual care is a person-centred, holistic approach to care that complements the care offered by other helping disciplines, while paying particular attention to spiritual care.
How pastoral and spiritual care works
The focus of pastoral care is on the healing, guiding, supporting, reconciling, nurturing, liberating, and empowering of people in whatever situation they find themselves.
Pastoral and spiritual care works inclusively with all people regardless of religious affiliation and liaises with other workers or services relevant to the client’s needs.
In addition to the pastoral and spiritual care provided by all Sacred Heart Mission client-service staff, a designated Pastoral and Spiritual Care Worker works in collaboration with the Parish Chaplaincy team, across our client and homeless services.
Who can access pastoral and spiritual care?
Pastoral and spiritual care support can be of great benefit in helping people experiencing homelessness and other clients who are dealing with pain, loss, loneliness and anxiety, along with those celebrating their joys and victories.
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