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NHS considers spirituality

What does spirituality mean to you? Photo: Press Association

People are being invited to two NHS events in Norfolk about how spirituality and personal identity should be included in recovery from mental illness.

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is holding an event on 2nd October in Norwich and 9th October in King's Lynn to gain feedback on how people see spirituality fitting into the health care services it provides and how it influences a person’s sense of self.

Robert Nesbitt, Trust secretary, said “Spirituality doesn’t just mean religion. The Trust defines it as the influences on a person’s view of the world, their place in it and how they interact with it. Not everyone sees spirituality as part of their identity but for those who do it can help them make sense of a breakdown and contribute to their recovery."

The first event in Norwich on 2nd October will be in The Pierce Room at The Assembly House between 9am and 1pm.

The event in King's Lynn on 9th October will be at West Norfolk Professional Development Centre (PE30 2HJ) between 9am and 1pm.

People should register their attendance by calling 01603 421104. The feedback gathered will inform the Trust’s spirituality strategy which is expected to be launched in early 2013.