The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference release a
Social Justice Statement in September every year
SOCIAL JUSTICE STATEMENT 2020-2021:
To Live Life to the Full:
Mental health in Australia today
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.
To download the Statement and for further resources and information regarding the Social Justice Statement, visit the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council website here or call (02) 8306 3499.
Archived Social Justice Statements since 2007 are available for access and can also be downloaded from Australian Catholic Social Justice Council website here.