I have just completed the e-learning “Opening the Spiritual Gate”. The four week programme was cleverly structured to include – a) definitions / understanding of spirituality and religion and the resources available; b) communication skills to assess needs; c) issues of reporting, recording and confidentiality; and d) staff support, putting into action / personal development.


Julie Massam, RGN

I found this a particularly interesting course, which I would certainly recommend to all staff in the NHS, not just Palliative Care. I would recommend it to AHPs and Social Workers, even to staff who feel that they have done some counselling courses, communication courses or solution-focussed therapy etc. 


Margaret Foulkes, Social Worker

I have recently completed Opening the Spiritual Gate course on line. It is the most enlightening course I have participated in.

At first I was apprehensive. Was on line learning for me? – I’m not that IT literate, and usually get a lot from a group discussion.


Dawn Valentine-Gray

The e-learning version of the “Opening the Spiritual Gate” course was extremely easy to use. I found no problems navigating my way around from one part of the course to the next as it was so intuitive.


Graham Ellams, Healthcare Assistant

The ‘Opening the Spiritual Gate e-learning package’ is a simple yet really effective way of understanding more about the spiritual needs of patients.  (more…)

Dr Kathryn Gaunt, Specialist Registrar