About Spiritual Health Association

Spiritual Health Association is the national peak body for spiritual care in the health sector. Our focus is on advocacy for and promotion of compassionate, person-centred spiritual care in health services.

Since 1974 we have been collaborating with health services, faith communities and other key partners and stakeholders, to expand the availability and accessibility of spiritual care as an integral part of quality healthcare.

We are informed by a growing body of evidence for the value and contribution of spiritual care and involved with international colleagues in the move towards professionalisation of the sector.

We are committed to ensuring patients, carers and staff receive high-quality and safe spiritual care that is responsive to their spiritual needs.


Spiritually inclusive
healthcare for all.


Leading the integration of
safe and high-quality spiritual
care in healthcare.



Seeing and honouring the humanity and dignity of every person.


Embracing the beliefs, worldviews and contributions of all people.


Stepping beyond the known and comfortable and welcoming new ideas and innovations.


Acting with kindness and care towards everyone we meet.


Being the best we can be through continuous improvement and accountability.


Building trust through honesty, embodying our values and continuous evaluation of all we do.

Strategic Documents

SHA Strategic Plan 2023-2024