The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Social Justice Statement for 2020-21, To Live Life to the Full: Mental health in Australia today, challenges everyone – individuals, schools, parishes, communities, policy-makers, governments – to take an interest in the issue of mental ill-health. “Our society tends to push away or draw away from those who confront us with our frailties and limitations. This is not the way of Jesus,” writes Bishop Terry Brady, the Bishop Delegate for Social Justice.
News and information related to our work in assisting those impacted by mental ill health
Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities after suicide – now available
The Indigenous Suicide Postvention Services supports individuals, families, and communities affected by suicide or other significant trauma. Service provides advocates who are experienced in listening, and providing culturally responsive support.
The challenge of living life to the full
Addressing the impact of mental ill health and its onflow effects cuts across the heart of much of the work of Catholic Social Services Victoria and our member organisations. CSSV welcomes the final report of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System, which was tabled in Parliament by the Victorian Government on 2nd March 2021.
Reports call for boost in services in rural Victoria
Catholic Social Services Victoria has released two reports which outline the gaps in services in the Gippsland and Warrnambool regions.
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