BACP Spirituality Network Meeting - West Midlands

BACP Spirituality network meetings invite practitioners to engage with the interface between spirituality, belief, faith, and religion, in their practice. They are peer led and provide a safe and informal space to share learning, pose questions, address ethical and practiced-based issues, in a spirit of openness and enquiry.

Theme: Exploring the link between spirituality, religion and mental health recovery.

Date: Saturday 22 January 2022

Time: 10:00 - 12:30 

Facilitator: Maureen Slattery-Marsh,

Speaker: Dr Joanna Barber

Dr Joanna Barber will introduce us to her current research topic exploring the link between religion, spirituality and mental health recovery among mental health service users. This will be followed by informal discussion and shared learning from how we have experienced spirituality, faith, religion as being helpful / unhelpful to self and clients in our practice and life journeys. Dr Jo Barber is a member of the Spiritual Care Team of Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust (BSMHFT).

She is co-author of the excellent publication - BSMHFT Handbook of Spiritual Care in Mental Illness available at