Katja Milner, a researcher at The University of Nottingham, commissioned this illustration series to help visualise her PhD research into spirituality and mental health.
The illustrations represent each area of a framework Katja developed as part of her research, and to form a pack of resources to share the research to wider audiences.
'The role of spirituality in mental health and recovery is being explored in a PhD by Katja Milner, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Nottingham Doctoral Training Centre from 2016 to 2021. Spirituality in both religious and non-religious forms is important in many people’s recovery. However, there is a ‘religiosity gap’ in the difference in value placed on spirituality and religion by mental health professionals compared with service users. As a result, spiritual needs are often neglected in clinical practice. The aim of this study is to improve understanding about spirituality and mental health.'
Research into Recovery
Find out more about the research project here.