Spiritual and pastoral care

We have an understanding that everyone has spiritual needs, whether or not they have a particular religious belief or identity with a faith community. The Chaplains can provide you with opportunities to dicuss your spiritual needs, and the chance to explore your thoughts or questions on some of lifes dilemmas and deeper issues.

They can also help ensure any particular religious needs are being met, such as:

  • Arranging a visit from your own faith community
  • Pray with you, or ensure that a quiet place is found for you to pray
  • Provide Holy Communion
  • Ensure that you are receiving Halal or Kosher foods as appropriate
  • Help you to make contact with a local faith community

You can call the chaplaincy office direct on:

0300 555 1077
Or you can email the Chaplains direct:

Mirabai Swingler, Spiritual Care Lead (full time) Mirabai.swingler@nelft.nhs.uk

Paul McNamara, Chaplain/Spiritual Care Advisor, mental health and Essex community inpatient units paul.mcnamara@nelft.nhs.uk

Tania Payne, Chaplain/Spiritual Care Advisor, mental health and London community inpatient units tania.payne@nelft.nhs.uk

Satyin Taylor, Chaplain/Spiritual Care Advisor, mental health satyin.taylor@nelft.nhs.uk

Mohammed Quadeer Rashid, Chaplain/Spiritual Care Advisor, mental health MohammedQuadeer.Rashid@nelft.nhs.uk