New chaplain licensed at Highgate Mental Health Centre
The Bishop of Edmonton, the Rt Revd Peter Wheatley, has licensed the Revd Patrick Morrow as the new chaplain of the Highgate Mental Health Centre, which is part of the Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. The ceremony was held at the health centre and was witnessed by various guests including service users and staff.
Prior to this role, Patrick worked as a healthcare assistant in a forensic psychiatric hospital and will using the skills he acquired there in his new position. In addition to his new role, Patrick also works part time for the charity, The Council of Christians and Jews, a forum which promotes different faiths working together to counter intolerance in Britain.
Ahead of taking up his formal position, Patrick has been spending time at the Highgate Mental Health Centre with the patients, as he vows to ensure mental health is taken seriously in the local community.
Commenting on the ceremony, the Revd Patrick Morrow said:
"I’ve recently been able to spend one to one time with patients at Highgate Mental Health Centre, which has been both a privilege and a rewarding experience. I’m very much looking forward to my new role at the Trust and the support I will be able to offer the patients."
Commenting, Bishop Peter said:
"I was delighted to welcome Patrick to his new role at the Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust last week. I’m confident that he will offer effective pastoral support to both patients and staff."