Spiritual Support

Spiritual Support

Whether someone considers themself to be religious or not and whatever their personal beliefs, Sarah and Naga, our Spiritual Support Coordinators, are on hand to support patients, their friends and relatives through their individual journey. They are supported by a team of Spiritual Support Volunteers who each bring their own qualities and experience.

What does Spiritual Support mean?

Spirituality will mean different things to different people and may be experienced through an organised religion or may be more personal and individual. The Spiritual Support team is here to help create the conditions for patients, their families and friends to access their own unique sources of strength and meaning. They can also help to connect with local faith communities.

The Spiritual Support Coordinators are part of our clinical team and may be your first point of contact at the Hospice. They offer support in our In-Patient Unit and to our community patients via the phone, outpatient appointments and home visits. They also support the Guided Relaxation group as part of the Wellbeing Programme.

Who can access Spiritual Support services?

Our Spiritual Support team are available to all St Michael’s Hospice patients in Hastings and Rother. You do not have to be part of a recognised faith group or consider yourself a spiritual person.

To access this service, you’ll need to ask your Hospice contact to be referred. If you are new to the Hospice, please click here to find out how to access our services.

I found the spiritual support team a source of strength because they gave me the time and freedom to talk about my own thoughts and feelings regardless of any religious beliefs.