Branch President: Brad Taylor
In July 2010 Spiritual Care Australia (SCA) evolved from the ecumenical (Christian) Australian Health and Welfare Chaplains' Association (AHWCA) as the new multi-faith professional association for those working in chaplaincy, pastoral and spiritual care. The Tasmanian branch has been among the most dynamic holding the much acclaimed final AHWCA National Conference "Living Water" in 2009 as well as the successful 2015 SCA National Conference "The Ground of Our Being: Hertiage–Identity-Connectedness".
Tasmania‘s geography separates us from the ‘mainland’ and encourages a uniqueness with its own challenges and opportunities. There are subtle differences from mainland experience and culture. Our more regionalised pattern of population, means we often work in somewhat more isolated settings making the support offered by colleagues all the more necessary and attractive.
Across Tasmania we regularly hold professional development (PD) sessions, social gatherings, and days devoted to personal, spiritual and professional development. We work to promote the provision of quality spiritual care in health, aged care and community services, as well as many other settings where spiritual care has a place. We warmly welcome new members and encourage anyone interested to make contact with a member of the Branch.