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Our Churches - Catholic Church in Australia

To Live Life to the Full: Mental Health in Australia today

The last Sunday in August is designated Social Justice Sunday in the Catholic Church in Australia. The 2020-21 Social Justice Statement, on the critical issue of mental health, was released to every Catholic parish, school and agency is now available from the Office for Social Justice website.

This year's statement addresses the fact that at some point during our lives most of us will experience a mental health problem. With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting our friends, colleagues and loved ones, the 2020-21 Social Justice Statement from the Australian Catholic Bishop's Conference (ACBC) Office for Social Justice aims to assist  "Our parishes, organisations and communities...be places of acceptance care and healing, not places of rejection, judgment or stigma."

The Statement also highlights the experience of First Nations people and communities, asylum seekers and refugees, people who are homeless and those who are in prison.

Read more, access the prayer and poster: 2020-21 Social Justice Statement on the ACBC Office for Social Justice website.

Watch: Bishop Vincent Long introduce the Social Justice Statement 2020-21 

Download the Statement To Live Life to the Full: Mental health in Australia today