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Spiritual Mental Health & Well-being Organisations, Centres and Colleges

The Penninghame Process

Set in the stunning surroundings of a Victorian mansion in South West Scotland, The Penninghame Process is a six day, intensive residential course.

Learn how to uncover aspects of your inner self, release unexpressed emotions, move past blockages and examine subconscious strategies whilst allowing yourself to express authentic feelings. Gain new strength and resources which shift the outer circumstances of your life and allow you to take responsibility for your own actions, and from this new found awareness, create the changes needed to unlock your true potential. To learn more about this powerful and profound process, visit: www.penninghame.org


Mental Health Foundation

Founded in 1949, the Mental Health Foundation is a leading UK charity that provides information, carries out research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems, whatever their age and wherever they live. There is quite a lot on spirituality and mental health on their website:

Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

The Royal College of Psychiatrists

Committed to improving the understanding of psychiatry and mental health. They aim to achieve a greater understanding of the interaction between mental and physical health and the social and cultural context in which people live. They are at the forefront in setting and achieving the highest standards through education, training and research.

Website: www.rcpsych.ac.uk/default.aspx?page=0

Rethink Spirituality and Mental Illness

Founded over 30 years ago to give a voice to people affected by severe mental illness. Their aim is to make a practical and positive difference by providing hope and empowerment through effective services, information and support to all those who need their services.

Tel: 0845 456 0455
Email: info@rethink.org
Website: www.rethink.org

National Spirituality and Mental Health Forum

Acts as a vehicle to bring together the main faith communities throughout the country with the world of mental health. Spirituality is not only a vital element in a person’s life experience and mental health but also a major factor in any holistic approach to individuals and their environment.

Website: mhspirituality.org.uk/about.html

The Association for Transpersonal Psychology

A membership supported international coordinating organization for scientific, social, and clinical transpersonal work that serves the world community. The Association's mission is to promote eco-spiritual transformation through transpersonal inquiry and action.

Website: www.atpweb.org/about_atp.asp

Liverpool John Moores University

Offers an MSc in the study of Transpersonal psychology and also understands the importance of real-world experience to help students gain practical experience through work placements.

Website: www.ljmu.ac.uk/AboutUs_City/index.htm

The University of Northampton

Offers an MSc in Transpersonal Psychology and Consciousness Studies.

Website: www.northampton.ac.uk/

The Centre for Transpersonal Psychology

A registered charity and an Accrediting Member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Website: www.transpersonalcentre.co.uk/

Esalen

The Esalen is a center for experimental education and was founded in 1962 as alternative education devoted to the exploration of what Aldous Huxley called the "human potential," the world of unrealized human capacities that lies beyond the imagination.

Website: www.esalen.org/info

Spiritual Emergence Network

Provides individuals that are experiencing difficulties with psychospiritual growth, a therapist referral and support service that is staffed by trained graduate students. In a culture which has not understood issues surrounding spiritual development. They can provide referrals to licensed mental health care professionals (often in the caller's area) who may be of ongoing assistance.

e-mail: tviv2001@yahoo.com
Website: www.spiritualemergence.info

The Spiritual Competency Resource Center

Provides access to online resources that enhance the cultural sensitivity of mental health professionals.

Website: www.spiritualcompetency.com/

Omega Institute for Holistic Studies

Founded in 1977, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies is a source for wellness and personal growth. As a non-profit organization, Omega offers diverse and innovative educational experiences that inspire an integrated approach to personal and social change.

Website: www.eomega.org/omega/about/

Aware – Helping to defeat depression

A national voluntary organisation providing support through depression. The organisation undertakes to create a society where people with depression are understood and supported. Services include support groups and a National Helpline.

Website: www.aware.ie/index.htm

First Steps to Freedom

An organisation which offers help and support to those that suffer from anxiety and panic attacks. First Steps to Freedom offer a confidential help lines, information packs and a personal recovery course along with self help products.

e-mail: first.steps@btconnect.com
Website: www.first-steps.org/index.html

Journeys

Takes a holistic approach to overcoming depression through guided self-help, building the foundations for sustainable and long-term wellbeing. Journeys believes that the promotion and protection of mental health should be at the forefront of the health agenda. The organisation offers a network of self-help groups, services, practical resources and publications.

email: info@journeysonline.org.uk
Website: www.journeysonline.org.uk/

Hearing Voices Network

Aims to raise awareness of voice hearing, visions, tactile sensations and other sensory experiences and gives support to anyone that has experienced hearing voices. Psychiatry refers to hearing voices as 'auditory hallucinations' but Hearing Voices research shows that there are many explanations for hearing voices. Many people begin to hear voices as a result of extreme stress or trauma. Here you can find support help groups and training sessions.

email: info@hearing-voices.org
Website: www.hearing-voices.org/

The Prison Phoenix Trust

Offers personal support to prisoners around the UK and the Republic of Ireland through teaching, workshops, correspondence books, newsletters and also staff. This is to encourage prisoners in the development of their spiritual welfare, through the practices of meditation and yoga.

Website: www.prisonphoenixtrust.org.uk/

Holistic Healing College

Provides courses for life coaching, psychic surgeries, dealing with loss, sound healing, and relationships, along with Diplomas for Spiritual Counselling , Holistic Healing and Hypnotherapy.

e-mail: info@holistichealingcollege.com
Website: www.healingcollege.co.uk/courses.htm

Spiritual Science Research Foundation

Dedicated to exploring spiritual science and presenting this knowledge to the world in a modern, contemporary and scientific way. This is so that the common man can understand it regardless of race, religion or culture.

Website: www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org

Centre for Spirituality and Health

The centre aims to support those who find a spiritual dimension in Health and Social Care. The Centre for Spirituality and Health (CSH) understands ‘health’ in the widest and most inclusive sense, to include social care and the various factors which contribute to human well-being at both individual and societal levels. Director: Professor Bernard R Moss.

e-mail: b.r.moss@staffs.ac.uk
Website: www.staffs.ac.uk

National Federation for Spiritual Healers/The Healing Trust

Spiritual healing is used to regain balance of mind, body and/or emotions. This pan-denominational organisation is the largest and oldest membership organisation of Spiritual Healers in the UK. Founded in 1954, it strives to raise the standards and awareness of healing in the UK and overseas by providing accredited trainers, a minimum 2 years’ training period, professional code of conduct, over 50 healing centres throughout the UK and meeting healing trust standards.

Website: www.nfsh.org.uk/

The Human Kindness Foundation

Founded by Bo and Sita Lozoff, is a non-profit organization which stresses a way of life based upon three common principles taught by the great sages of all religions: simple living, a dedication to service, and a commitment to personal spiritual practice.

Website: www.humankindness.org/

Life Coach Directory

A life coach is an individual who supports and encourages people to fulfil their potential and really make the most of their life. A life coach can help to empower individuals to take control of their life, or certain areas of their life, for example, their career, confidence/self belief, finances, health, relationships, spirituality and/or work/life balance. Life Coach Directory only lists life coaches who are registered with a recognised professional body or those who have sent us copies of their qualifications and insurance cover. http://www.lifecoach-directory.org.uk/