13/06/2011 4:15 pm
Professor Sheila Baroness Hollins was President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists from 2005 to 2008 and, over the last three decades, has conducted and contributed to research into clinical and social aspects of the mental and physical health of people with learning disabilities, with a particular focus on bereavement, palliative care and sexual abuse.
Currently a life peer as a crossbencher – a non-party-political peer – in the House of Lords, Baroness Hollins offers this fascinating reflection on religion, community and mental wellbeing.
This audio feature concludes with an easy to memorise and useful 'spiritual five-a-day'.
G is for giving - giving to those with mental health problems in our community
R is for holy reading to deepen our faith
A is for abstinence by which I mean silence
C is for God’s creation and our daily awareness of it
E is for engaging with God in prayer