We understand that there are times when what we most need is compassion, a listening ear and sensitive and confidential support from someone we can trust.

Our chaplaincy team delivers spiritual, religious and emotional support to patients and staff. We support people of any faith, including those who do not have one.

Our three chaplains are Reverend Giselle Rusted (Christian), Rabbi Chanan Tomlin (Jewish), Imam Olasheni Junaid (Muslim) and John Ling (Humanist).

We are an inclusive service, respectful of age, gender, race, culture, disability, belief or sexuality. We offer support specific to your situation, and sit alongside you whenever you need a friendly face to talk to.

We offer a number of compassionate pastoral care services. Here are some of the ways we can help:
  • We are available for confidential one to one chats at times of difficulty and uncertainty. Where we can support your spiritual care and well-being.
  • We provide opportunities for dedicated prayer and offer communion.
  • We safeguard and support the religious and spiritual lives of all our patients and staff.
  • Emotional support for those people with no religion who have anxiety and stress, who are confused and troubled and just need to talk
  • We provide religious resources for patients and staff on all of our sites. 

We provide listening and support for concerns and issues of staff, service users and their carers, meeting individuals where they are in their faith beliefs or no beliefs. Focusing on their emotional, pastoral needs delivering comfort and peace.  We will also signpost to other individuals in the trust who can assist.

The space we provide is private and confidential.

Giselle, Chanan, and Olasheni hold regular sessions in Oldham, Bury, Tameside, Stockport and Rochdale.

We are a flexible service, and will do our best to accommodate people who aren’t available during these times, or at these locations. Please get in touch with the team using the details below to ask about arranging an alternative meeting.  

Contact us

You can contact the chaplaincy team by emailing pcn-tr.chaplaincy@nhs.net