Addiction, Spirituality and Mental Wellbeing - Day Conference

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25 November 2019, Comments: Comments Off on Addiction, Spirituality and Mental Wellbeing – Day Conference

Bookings are open for our annual conference hosted by the Centre for Initiatives in Spirituality and Reconciliation (InSpiRe) at St Mary’s University in collaboration with The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

A day exploring the integration of mental well-being and the spiritual life in the context of addiction. Topics covered include drug and alcohol, sexual and pornography addiction.

Keynote address

  • Adrian Chiles

Guest speakers

  • Teresa Baron
  • Tony Mercer
  • Bishop Richard Moth
  • Dr Mark Murphy
  • Melanie O’Reilly


The day will run from 10am to 4pm and will include talks, workshops and plenary forum. It will cost £35 including a buffet lunch. Bookings are open.


  • 9.30am: Registration
  • 10am: Introduction and Worship: Bishop Richard
  • 10.20am: Keynote: Adrian Chiles on Addiction
  • 11am: Q&A
  • 11.20am: Coffee
  • 11.45am:  Group Listening (Facilitator: Dr Helen Costigane)
  • 12.30pm: Responses
  • 1pm:  Lunch
  • 2pm: Workshops:
    • Sexual Addiction (Mark Murphy)
    • Addiction, alcohol and recovery (Melanie O Reilly)
    • Addiction and Internet Pornography (Teresa Baron)
  • 3.05pm: Tony Mercer MFPH (Programme Manager (Substance Use), Public Health England) – Drugs
  • 3.50pm: Final Worship and Finish: Bishop Richard

For more information and to book your place, click here.


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