The Spiritual Companions Trust is an educational charity. We develop resources and programmes at the interface of health, wellbeing and spirituality. Our particular focus is on supporting and resourcing the development of compassion in action — for individual, organisations and communities.
We also provide access to a network of spiritually competent professionals, who provide a multi-faith and holistic approach to personal and professional development.
We celebrate diversity and welcome people from all spiritual traditions and none at all.
Our emblem is a feather on water. Our work requires care and sensitive awareness — a light touch.
We develop and provide resources and training for organisations and communities.
We support people in developing their own mature and autonomous approach to spirituality and self-development. We deliver a UK/EU recognised qualification, the Certificate of Professional Practice in Spiritual Studies and Companionship. We support organisations develop good practice in spirituality and wellbeing.
As individuals and as a community we believe in the profound benefits of spirituality for personal and social wellbeing. We therefore support people informally and formally on their spiritual journeys in one-to-one and group situations; and we also provide organisational support and trainings.
Grants to Make Video and Digital Resources
We are delighted to announce two grants, from Awards for All and from the Inlight Trust, to develop video and digital resources for our Everyone Cares programme. The photograph shows Denise Michell, Mayor of Glastonbury, with Diana Brown and William Bloom in the Spiritual Companions office.
Health, Wellbeing & Spirituality: Theory & Practice
We have just signed a contract with the Crossfields Institute to develop our Ofqual qualification.
Following the successful delivery of our Everyone Cares programme to St Margaret’s Hospice, Somerset, we are now developing a new Ofqual qualification — Health, Wellbeing & Spirituality: Theory & Practice.
Last Year’s News
We completed the first roll out of our Everyone Cares programme to St. Margaret’s Hospice.
The Charity Commission granted charitable status to the Spiritual Companions Trust.
Our first cohort of students achieved the Certificate of Professional Practice in Spiritual Studies and Companionship — our new course accredited by the College of Teachers.
From the archives
The first Spiritual Care Conference, organised and hosted by the Spiritual Companions Trust, took place 17-19 May 2013. In the picture left to right: Julie Roberts, David MacGeoch, Sister Jayanti, William Bloom, Sarah Jane Williamson.
“When I was ready to take my next steps as an educator, I searched to develop in an environment that felt intellectually sound, emotionally literate, psychologically safe and spiritually inspiring. Spiritual Companion training is all of that: practical, mindful, expansive, inclusive, supportive and rigorous. It continues to inform how I am in my work and in my life generally.” — Martine Moorby, Spiritual Companions Educator