Sikhism or Sikhi is a Dhārmic religion that originated in the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent around the end of the 15th century CE. The word 'Sikh' in the Punjabi language means 'disciple', Sikhs are the disciples of God who follow the writings and teachings of the Ten Sikh Gurus. The wisdom of these teachings in Sri Guru Granth Sahib are practical and universal in their appeal to all mankind. Sikhism is a monotheistic religion, Sikhi believe in only one god. Sikhism does not have priests and Sikhs only have custodians of the Guru Granth Sahib (granthi). Sikh are free to read the Guru Granth Sahib in the Gurdwara (a Sikh temple) or in their home. 

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust Chaplaincy - A multi-faith service with an interfaith approach. The aim of the Spiritual and Cultural Care Service is to ensure that the trust provides a service which acknowledges the spiritual and cultural needs of individuals and therefore the care provided by the trust. The service provides a space for individuals and groups to explore their spiritual and cultural needs.

Tel: 01322 625713

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Chaplaincy - The Chaplaincy team is for everyone, regardless of their faith, ethnicity, culture, gender or sexual identity. The chaplains are experienced in working with people from all faith communities and those who identify with none.  Although the chaplains come from a variety of traditions they work closely with a wide range of faith communities across south London. Trained chaplains and volunteers are available to spend time with anyone who needs a listening ear or would like to talk through their experience.

E-mail: chaplaincy@slam.nhs.uk

Tel: 020 3228 2815

Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust Chaplaincy - The department of spiritual health care supports people of all faiths and beliefs, as well as people who do not have a particular religious belief but who would like someone to talk to. There are chaplains and chaplaincy volunteers who represent many denominations, faiths and beliefs. A 24/7 generic service is provided which is confidential and open to our patients, their relatives and our staff. We will try to find a faith or belief specific chaplain where possible.

E-mail: chaplains@gstt.nhs.uk

Tel: 020 7188 5588

Ramgarhia Sikh Association Woolwich - Sikh community based in Woolwich, London. 

 

EACH Counselling and Support EACH counselling and support service is a voluntary organisation based in London, providing holistic and culturally sensitive services empowering and supporting people to improve their health and wellbeing. EACH reachs out to people who need support services through community engagement and satellite services - recognising there are many barriers to accessing vital support services, particularly for people from diverse linguistic, cultural and religious communities. 

Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy CentreNafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre is an intercultural therapy centre, committed to providing effective and accessible psychotherapy and counselling services to people from diverse religious, cultural and ethnic communities in London.

Sikh Helpline logoSikh Helpline is a point of contact for members of the community in dealing with a range of issues, especially those linked to cultural and social taboos. The Sikh Helpline is a free professional and confidential telephone counselling and email inquiry service, available 24 hour a day, 7 days a week. 

Sikh Your Mind logoSikh Your Mind aims to improve the community’s understanding of a variety of mental health difficulties from depression to anxiety and dementia. Alongside providing a better understanding of NHS, private and voluntary sector services (in your area) to better equip you should you require support currently or in the future.

Nishkam SWAT logoNishkam SWAT charitable organisation based in West London, whose primary function is to unite and transform financially disadvantaged communities by focusing on projects which make a difference to people’s lives in the short term and improve their prospects in the long term.

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust The Chaplaincy team is for everyone, regardless of their faith, ethnicity, culture, gender or sexual identity. The chaplains are experienced in working with people from all faith communities and those who identify with none.  Although the chaplains come from a variety of traditions they work closely with a wide range of faith communities across south London. Trained chaplains and volunteers are available to spend time with anyone who needs a listening ear or would like to talk through their experience.

E-mail: chaplaincy@slam.nhs.uk

Tel: 020 3228 2815

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust chaplaincy is a multi-faith service with an interfaith approach. The aim of the Spiritual and Cultural Care Service is to ensure that the trust provides a service which acknowledges the spiritual and cultural needs of individuals and therefore the care provided by the trust. The service provides a space for individuals and groups to explore their spiritual and cultural needs.

Tel: 01322 625713

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation TrustThe department of spiritual health care supports people of all faiths and beliefs, as well as people who do not have a particular religious belief but who would like someone to talk to. There are chaplains and chaplaincy volunteers who represent many denominations, faiths and beliefs. A 24/7 generic service is provided which is confidential and open to our patients, their relatives and our staff. We will try to find a faith or belief specific chaplain where possible.

E-mail: chaplains@gstt.nhs.uk

Tel: 020 7188 5588

Good Thinking has launched a new resource as part of its ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing” series for faith groups. Five ways to Wellbeing and Sikhi has been developed in collaboration with members of the Sikh community and endorsed by the Sikh Council UK, providing advice and guidance on looking after your mental health and wellbeing in line with the Sikh tradition:

  1. Connect with the Divine and other people

  2. Be physically active

  3. Learn something new each day

  4. Give to others

  5. Pay attention to the present moment

The five ways to good mental wellbeing leaflet can be found here

There are several short videos on the Healthy London Partnership's YouTube channel to help promote Five Ways to Wellbeing and Sikhi. Produced by members of the Sikh community, the videos talk about common concerns that people may face in relation to their mental health and wellbeing, such as anxiety, low mood and stress. The videos also offer techniques that may help to overcome these concerns that are in line with the Sikh tradition. 

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