Humanist Care is the pastoral arm of Humanists UK (see below) which provides pastoral support to non-religious people in hospitals, prisons, and other organisations. We aim to provide services for the non-religious which reflect their beliefs and convictions. Our provision aims to give the non-religious the sort of care and support that is provided to religious people by chaplains in these organisations.
Simon O’Donoghue is the Head of Pastoral Support at Humanists UK. He has completed Homerton Hospital’s year long chaplaincy training course, has a background in psycho-therapeutic interventions, and has trained many of Humanist Care’s pastoral support volunteers.
Founded in 1896, Humanists UK is the national charity working on behalf of non-religious people who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. It promotes Humanism and provides representation, services and support to the non-religious, and campaigns for equal treatment in law and policy of everyone, regardless of religion or belief.