Our Nigerian PRIME Tutors Drs Oluyomi Esan, Kayode Iyun, Femi Olowookere, and Chima Onoka are running a Whole Person Healthcare workshop today and tomorrow in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Pictured some of our Nigerian team Drs Femi Olowookere, Oyetunji Soriyan (President CMDA Nigeria) and Ndubuisi Onyemaechi speaking at our PRIME Annual Conference earlier on this year.


SUMMER newsletter 2017

header.jpegPRIME tutors recount (some of) their experiences and adventures in teaching and modelling compassionate whole person care – this newsletter has snapshots from Brazil, Bosnia Herzegovina, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and the UK…

In this edition

  • Welcome! >>
  • The battle for Hastings
  • 10th ICMDA Portuguese Conference, Brazil
  • Benefits of whole person medicine
  • The PRIME Annual Conference
  • Turkish baths in Bosnia Herzegovina
  • Seizing every opportunity in Nigeria
  • Mozambique
  • Help restore the heart of healthcare

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“It is a privilege and I believe a gift to be given the opportunity to meet with care givers to restore and strengthen their compassionate hearts.” Ron Rhodes

“My practice life can never remain the same again.” Conference delegate

“In April all the doctors in the employment of Nigerian railway corporation gathered at Ibadan in south west Nigeria for a meeting. It was another good opportunity for me to introduce whole person medicine to my colleagues. I was given one hour to talk on whole person medicine. In attendance were eight doctors and four senior nurses. It was just great.” Christian Ijemba

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Sadness, Depression and the Dark Night of the Soul


The PRIME Mental Health Study Day is a day to equip all those striving for better mental health care to work together, within and alongside mental health services,

Friday 13th October 2017 10am to 5pm

CMF Conference Room, 6 Marshalsea Road London SE1 1HL


Key note speaker Dr Gloria Dura-Vila whose recent publication Sadness, Depression and The Dark Night of the Soul – Transcending the Medicalisation of Sadness will share with us some of her work interviewing priests, monks, nuns and laity about their experience and reflections on depression and deep sadness. This work opens up a space for mental health practitioners, clergy and all of Christian faith to consider the nature of both depression and deep sadness and how we can most helpfully journey with those whilst they suffer.

One aim is to consider with the benefit of these insights how this might influence our practice personally and in the organisations we find ourselves in.

This study day would be of particular interest to those working in the field of mental health, Clergy or anyone whose practice spans this area. All are welcome.

Further details.