Spiritual and pastoral care

The NELFT Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care Department offers spiritual, religious and pastoral care to patients, service users, carers and staff, and provides advice, training and guidance to staff on matters to do with spirituality, religion and culture. The team work generically providing support for people of all faiths and none.

Each inpatient unit, both mental health and community rehabilitation, has its own chaplain who visits regularly, and the team is managed by the Spiritual Care/Chaplaincy Team Lead from their base at the Chaplaincy office at Maggie Lilly building at Goodmayes.

The Team are also involved with Trust leadership by attending the Equality & Diversity, Staff Wellbeing and Staff Networks, and they present a session at every staff induction day. The small team is supplemented by a group of volunteer chaplains who aim to represent all of the main faiths.

The team can be contacted at the chaplaincy office, by calling 0300 555 1077, or internal x65740. You can also contact the team by emailing chaplaincy@nelft.nhs.uk, or by emailing the individual chaplain by their NELFT email address.

Meet the team

Paul McNamara, Spiritual Care Lead

Tania Payne, Chaplain/Spiritual Care Advisor, mental health and London community inpatient units

Qaisra Khan, Chaplain/Spiritual Care Advisor, mental health inpatient units

Moorin Babawale, Chaplain/Spiritual Care Advisor, London & Essex community inpatient units

Paul McNamara

Paul McNamara

Qaisra Khan

Qaisra Khan

Tania Payne

Tania Payne

Moorin Babawale

Moorin Babawale