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Year 8 - RE - Catholic Social Justice: Catholic Bishop Statements and Videos

To Live To The Full: Mental health in Australia today - Bishop Long

The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Social Justice Statement for 2020–21 is titled ‘To Live Life to the Full: Mental health in Australia today’. The COVID-19 pandemic affected many members of our parishes, schools and communities. Understanding mental health will help us to be aware of those who need our support. The Statement encourages us all to reject stigmatisation, to work for the transformation of social determinants of mental ill-health, and to call for policies and service provision that meets the needs of the poorest and most marginalised members of our community.

The Statement calls us to invite all people to an abundant life that engages the whole self physically, psychologically, and spiritually. It acknowledges that God created us out of love and for love to live life to the full in community. It examines how our social, economic and cultural life can be welcoming and inclusive of those who live with mental ill-health.

Social Justice Statements


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