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'Bringing Compassion into Mental Healthcare'
Spirituality and Psychiatry Special Interest Group Conference

Date Friday 8 December 2017
Time 10:00-16:30
Type Conference
Venue RCPsych, 21 Prescot Street, London E1 8BB
CPD 1 CPD point per hour of educational activity , subject to peer group review

This meeting is open to members and non-members.
It will be especially relevant to psychiatrists, students, trainees, chaplains, spiritual directors, academics and researchers interested in spiritual and religious experiences


£125 Standard* 
£75 Reduced**

*The Standard Rate applies to Consultants/Locum Consultants, Non RCPsych members
**Reduced Rate is for: Higher, Advanced and Core Trainees that are RCPsych members; SAS Doctors that are RCPsych members; Retired RCPsych members; RCPsych members on the concessionary subscription rate of 50%

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To many of us at this moment, healthcare seems to lurch from one crisis to the next and morale of practitioners is being seriously affected. At times like this we need to ask ourselves the difficult question: how can compassion truly reach the heart of our healthcare organisations to deliver the kind of care we would all want to give and receive? This day will explore the meaning of compassion as it relates both to spirituality and a wide range of therapeutic approaches. We shall consider how compassion as a spiritual value can help bring about organisational and cultural change to benefit not only our patients but also ourselves as clinicians and the Health Service in which we work.


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Please note that accommodation is not booked via the RCPsych, and that participants are asked to make their own arrangements.

Attendees are able to contact our recommended agency to book accommodation in London.




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Jonathan Bennett


Delegate feedback

“Thank you for arranging yet another first class event, very topical theme and range of aspects well covered by excellent speakers”

“Fascinating. Lots of new concepts to think about”

“Loved the conference. I came away as usual inspired to keep trying to do better”