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Spiritual, religious and pastoral services

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 two chaplains are Giselle Rusted (Christian) and Imam Olasheni Junaid (Muslim). We travel to many different areas of our Trust. 

ChaplainsChaplaincy seeks to treat everyone as an individual with dignity, respecting people’s right to privacy.  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.

What we offer

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 those who are supported by Pennine Care or work within the trust.

• We provide religious resources for patients and staff on all of our sites. Please contact Giselle or Olasheni using the details below for more information.  

Where and when you can find us:

Giselle and Olasheni hold regular sessions at Oldham, Bury, Tameside 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

The chaplains can be reached on 0161 357 1769 or by emailing giselle.rusted@nhs.net or olasheni.junaid@nhs.net.

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