I have an interest in Health and Faith, and the Scientific and Practical Links between them. I have degrees or qualifications in Science, Theology, Public Health and Psychology. I am President of the Guild of Health and St Raphael, working alongside the Patrons: Justin Welby the Archbishop of Canterbury and John Sentamu the Archbishop of York
I am the Vice Chair of the Health and Social Care Executive Group of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales and a member of the Advisory Council of FaithAction, the strategic multifaith partner of the Department of Health and Public Health England. FaithAction maintain a useful and important Faith and Health portal as part of their website.
I have a very strong interest in promoting good mental health, and among other projects with Public Health England, the National Co-ordinating Centre for Mental Health and various others was delighted to write about why I endorse and support the Mental Health Access Pack for faith communities.