Spirituality is a crucial but sometimes overlooked aspect of mental well-being and psychiatric care. This book explores the nature of spirituality, its relationship to religion, and the reasons for its importance in clinical practice. In this comprehensive and evidence-based text, the authors discuss the prevention and management of illness, as well as the maintenance of recovery. Different chapters focus on the key sub-specialties of psychiatry, such as psychotherapy, child and adolescent, learning disability and substance misuse. It contains references to up to date research and provides a comprehensive review of the relevant academic literature. The contributors include psychiatrists renowned in their field, plus a trainee psychiatrist,and several mental healthcare chaplains. The book will be of wide interest to psychiatrists, psychiatry trainees and all mental health professionals.