Peak Body Position Statements

In recent years the spiritual care sector has gained some powerful allies who are actively endorsing the place the of spirituality as a resource, coping strategy and opportunity for healing and growth in the field of mental health and psychiatry.

The Royal Australia New Zealand College of Psychiatry and the World Psychiatric Association have enacted position statements supporting a move toward holistic contemporary health care:

  • The Royal Australia New Zealand College of Psychiatry (RANZCP) developed a position statement on religion and spirituality in 2018. Read position statement.
  • The World Psychiatric Association (WPA) led with a position statement in 2016 which can be found at the following link. Read position statement.