Chaplaincy support

“A listening and caring ear for anyone of any faith”

What is chaplaincy support?

Chaplains are good listeners who care about the whole person and their wellbeing.

They provide comfort and support to those going through a difficult time.

Chaplains are engaged in conversations about a range of things, all of life’s ups and downs – anything from bereavement, relationships, anxiety, stress etc.

The service is open to anyone in the Council regardless of their faith, identity, belief or non-belief.

The chaplaincy service is independent from the structure of the Council and completely confidential.

Chaplaincy is a short-medium term intervention to support through difficult periods or personal crises.

Typically, conversations will take place over the phone but face-to-face conversations could be arranged.

About the chaplain – Hilda Warwick

Hilda Warwick is the Council’s chaplain. She has been a minister for 6 years, the last 3 of which she has spent at the City of Edinburgh Methodist Church.

Before becoming a minister, Hilda was a mental health nurse on an adult acute psychiatric ward, within the NHS.

Hilda was a CAMHS practitioner with the Youth Offending Team, where she worked with young offenders and their families in the community with mental health, drug and alcohol related issues.

She is a qualified person-centred counsellor, and for a number of years, was a bereavement counsellor with Cruse Cumbria.

Hilda is married and enjoys volunteering as a ‘puppy walker’ for Guide Dogs UK.

Contact the chaplain

During this time of social distancing, chaplaincy support is being provided over the phone. To arrange a conversation, please email