Chaplains graduate from CPFT training programme

New volunteers join service which offers pastoral, religious and spiritual care

Chaplains graduate from CPFT training programme
09 September 2013

 

Eleven people are the latest to complete the CPFT Chaplaincy Training Programme.

The graduates, who are all volunteers, will join a service which offers pastoral, religious and spiritual care to those who live with mental health challenges across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

The service works closely with a range of partner organisations and community groups.

The course has been run for the six years by CPFT Senior Chaplain John Nicolson and volunteer Sue Ginsberg.

John said: “Sue and I are delighted that 11 people have graduated from the training programme.
“It’s been a delight to help them on their journey and I must thank all those who came and spoke to the group over the last seven months, from those with lived-experience of mental health conditions to expert trainers who taught the group to listen to people who need our services.

“The graduates’ work will be vital as we help and support service-users, community groups, churches and voluntary organisations.”

Pictured above are seven of the 11 graduates of the training scheme. Standing (left to right) are: John Roberts, Dorothy Frost, Amanda Legh, Richard Lewney and Richard Allen.

Seated (left to right) are: Margaret Smith and Emily Lewney.

Not pictured are the other four graduates: Margaret Johnson, Martin Mallusco, Charles Mather and Sue Simpson.

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For more information please contact:

Andy Burrows
Communications Manager
E andy.burrows@cpft.nhs.uk
T 01223 726767 

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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