To Live Life to the Full: Mental health in Australia today
The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the mental health of many members of our parishes, schools and communities.
Social Justice Sunday will be celebrated on Sunday, 30 August 2020.
In the Social Justice Statement To Live Life to the Full: Mental health in Australia today, the Bishops welcome the deinstitutionalisation of mental health care in Australia. However, without adequately funded community mental health services, there is a gap in the system through which people continue to fall. Social determinants including poverty, living conditions, and personal security are significant contributors to mental ill-health. The Statement highlights the experience of First Nations people and communities, asylum seekers and refugees, people who are homeless and those who are in prison.