An existential and spiritual experience in mental health

We seek to understand how patients with mental illness
experience existential and spiritual perspectives.

Leader: Professor Tove Giske
Time frame: 2020 – 2021

We have conducted one pilot study which is published:

Cone, P., & Giske, T. (2021). Mental Health Staff Perspectives on Spiritual Care Competencies in Norway: A Pilot Study. Frontiers in Psychology, 12,794165-794165.

DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.794165

Simon and God—Film
The film Simon and God was made in the SEP project WP2 in 2023. Within
mental health, there is still limited research into spiritual care, and in practice, the attitude of not talking
about God and politics is still alive in Norway, hampering spiritual care for patients. The film addresses
spiritual care in mental health and invites for reflection. The film has subtitles in Norwegian and English and
has proven to facilitate important discussions both in Norway and internationally.

Arbeidspakke 2 

- Psykisk helse