Spiritual wellbeing

Team NHFT Spiritual Wellbeing - we are here for the journey

Spiritual Wellbeing - The Chaplaincy Service

The Trust’s Chaplains have extensive training in spirituality, religion and mental health. They also have a wide experience of counselling. The Chaplains are supported by a dedicated team of volunteers and Inter-faith partners.

More information on Spiritual Wellbeing

What is spirituality?

What is spirituality?

The Royal College of Psychiatrists offer further insight into Spiritual Wellbeing and how it can support recovery, see below a definition of spirituality from their website:

Spirituality doesn’t have one definition and can mean many different things for everyone. We understand that spirituality is personal and unique to everyone. These are a few examples of what spirituality could include:

  • Finding meaning and purpose
  • Values such as honesty, kindness and compassion
  • Having hope
  • Discovering resilience and strength
  • Developing trust
  • A sense of connectedness with ourselves, others, the natural world and perhaps what lies beyond
  • Having a belief in self, others and for some, in a higher being
  • Religious practices
  • A sense of belonging
  • Meditation  / mindfulness / prayer / contemplation
  • Creativity and self-expression

Where we are based

Where we are based

Spiritual Wellbeing Rooms at NHFT:

We have Spiritual Wellbeing rooms which are open for everyone, for those with or without a faith. You can use the room to sit, reflect, ponder, pause, or pray. This space welcomes anyone wishing to find solitude, silence and peace.

  •  Berrywood Hospital in Northampton, we have an Inter- faith chapel which is open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
  •  St Mary’s Hospital Kettering (Oakwood Centre), we have a spiritual wellbeing room which is open 8am - 6pm.
    (Both sites include an ablution rooms)
  • Castle Unit at Isebrook Hospital in Wellingborough offers a spiritual wellbeing room which is open Monday to Friday 8am-6pm.


The Sacred Space at St. Mary's is located in the Oakwood Centre   The inter-faith chapel is located at Berrywood Hospital