Whole Person Health Trust Annual Reports

Annual Report 2010-11

This has been an interesting year of development for the trust as we facilitated the development of the Professional Association for Community Health Chaplaincy and also the module on Whole Person Health Care which was held at Gloucestershire University in 2011. Whilst there is no current clinical expression of the Trust’s whole-person approach functioning, the lessons learned are being put into practice in a variety of ways as described below.

Web Sites
Our web site is www.wphtrust.com . We are continuing to gradually develop it’s usefulness as a resource for people interested in whole-person health care. At the same time we are responsible for the WholeCare website at www.wholecare.org. We acknowledge that both of these web sites have not been adequately maintained during the last year and we need to seek for more funds and support to enable us to provide useful and up-to-date resources about whole-person healthcare.

Gloucestershire University Master’s Module
Dr Sheldon, Revd Dr Gray, Revd Dr Parker, Dr Bryson and Dr Harper along with the other members of the WholeCare group continue to be involved in a number of teaching and training sessions both in the UK and abroad. These have mainly been to medical audiences, informing them of the importance of a whole-person approach, and then discussing possible ways in which medical practice may be altered to provide a more whole-person method of health care delivery. During this year we developed and ran a Master’s Degree Module in Whole Person Health and have made contacts and initial plans with the Centre for the study of Faith, Science and Values in Healthcare at Gloucestershire University.

Professional Association of Community Healthcare Chaplaincy (PACHC)
Much effort has been expended over this last year to found the Professional Association for Healthcare Chaplaincy. This has been led by Dr Ross Bryson and Dr Lionel Mills in Birmingham with Jonathan Martin of Marketplace Chaplains in Europe. Their new web site may be found at www.pachc.info  The WholeCare team have agreed to partner and support this development which aims to increase the provision of accredited and trained chaplains based on General Practice surgeries to serve the spiritual healthcare needs of patients.


WholeCare continues to grow in its three tasks of education, clinical practice and support in the area of whole person health care within the Christian tradition. It has been developed during this year by Dr Sheldon, Dr Michael Harper, Dr Geoffrey Clarke, Revd. Dr Alison Gray and chaired by Revd Dr Russ Parker. The organisation intends working as an umbrella organisation for healing centers and Christian whole-person projects. As part of this cooperation WholeCare was again involved with Burrswood Hospital and the Acorn Christian Healing Foundation in running the third annual conference on Whole Person Care at Burrswood Hospital.

We have received further gifts during this last year dedicated to the work of WholeCare. The Whole Person Health Trust has held these designated funds to be spent by WholeCare on projects relating to the advancement of whole person care. The main gift was through Mervyn Suffield of the Forum of Christian Healthcare who donated funds to cover bursaries for the students studying our course at Gloucestershire University, which was one of the major activities of this last year.


We have spent time this year passing on the responsibility for this web site and organisation of the group founded by Dr Sheldon around 25 years ago.  This world wide organisation met again this year and is slowly evolving into an international fellowship of Christian psychologists, counsellors and theologians. The organisation has changed its name to EMCAPP to include Psychologists in its membership. We have completed the handover of the web site which can now be found at www.emcapp.eu 

New Directors
During the year we have added new directors to our board to better represent our current interests. These are: Revd. Dr. Russ Parker; Revd. Dr. Alison Gray; Dr. Michael Harper and Dr Ross Bryson.

Future developments
It is our intention to spend the coming year concentrating on developing and disseminating resources for health care professionals, through books and pamphlets, our web sites and conferences and training courses. We also intend encouraging other professionals who are seeking to develop a whole person approach to health.

Some on-going consultancy work has also been undertaken, so far mainly with GPs, to help them seek for ways in which whole-person principles may be applied in practice. We are also developing consultancy in mentoring and listening skills.

Like many organisations we have found it difficult to raise funds in this last year and so rely on volunteer help. Anyone who wishes to join us in completing our aims is most welcome. Please contact Mike Sheldon on drmikesheldon@aol.com


Dr Michael G Sheldon
27th July 2011

Statement of Accounts
For the Financial Year ended
31st March 2011

The Whole Person Health Trust

Company Number                               04386014

Charity Registration Number              1098671

The directors present their report and accounts for the year ended 31st March 2011 and confirm that the accounts have been prepared in accordance with the charitable company’s governing instrument and relevant statutory requirements.

The company, which is limited by guarantee and therefore governed by its Memorandum and Articles of Association, is a registered charity.

Law applicable to charitable companies in England and Wales requires directors to prepare accounts for each financial year which give a true and fair view of the charitable company’s financial activities during the year and of its financial position at the end of the year.  In preparing accounts giving a true and fair view, the directors should follow best practice and:

  • select suitable accounting policies and then apply them consistently;
  • make judgements and estimates that are reasonable and prudent;
  • prepare accounts on the going concern basis unless it is inappropriate to presume that the charitable company will continue in operation.


The directors are responsible for keeping accounting records which disclose with reasonable accuracy the financial position of the charitable company and which enable them to ascertain the financial position of the charitable company and which enable them to ensure that the accounts comply with applicable law.  They are also responsible for safeguarding the assets of the charitable company and hence taking reasonable steps for the prevention and detection of fraud and other irregularities.

The directors confirm that the charitable company can meet all its obligations on all its funds, if not the directors will contribute sufficient capital to achieve this.

The directors for this year were
Dr Michael G Sheldon,  Revd. Dr Nick Read,  Dr Stuart Bingham, Revd Dr Russ Parker, Revd Dr Alison Gray, Dr Michael Harper and Dr Ross Bryson

The report of the directors’ has been prepared in accordance with the special provisions of Part VII of the Companies Act 1985 relating to small companies and was approved by the board on 27th July 2011 and signed on its  behalf.

By ………Dr Michael G Sheldon……………….  (Chair and Company Secretary)
Registered Address of Trust:  15 Townshend Road, Chislehurst, Kent BR7 6HP


No members have required the company to obtain an audit of its accounts for the year in question in accordance with section 249b(2)

No payments have been made to the directors within this financial period

The directors acknowledge their responsibility for: i) Ensuring the company keeps accounting records which comply with section 221; and ii) Preparing accounts which give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the company as at the end of the financial year, and of its profit or loss for the financial year, in accordance with the requirements of section 226, and which otherwise comply with the requirements of the Companies Act relating to accounts, so far as applicable to the company.

For the financial year ended 31st March 2011 the company is non-trading

Approved by the Directors on 27th July 2011

Signed on their behalf ………..

Dr M G Sheldon (Company Sec.)




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