To Live Life to the Full Podcasts

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Listen to the Social Justice Statement 2020-21

In episode 1 Dr David Brennan reads the first section of To Live Life to the Full: Mental health in Australia today. Section One: The Mental Health of our People and Communities provides an overview of the challenges that we face.
In episode 2 Dr David Brennan reads the section section of To Live Life to the Full: Mental health in Australia today. Section Two: The Great Project of Community Integration, recalls the history of mental health care in Australia. It affirms the objective of deinstitutionalisation but points to gaps in community care.
In episode 3 Dr David Brennan reads the third and final section of To Live Life to the Full: mental health in Australia today. Section Three: We are All in this Together, points to the action needed by faith communities, governments, and all of us to make mental health a priority.

Conversations About the Statement

In episode 4 Dr Sandie Cornish speaks with Eamon Pollard about young people and mental health, concepts of well-being, and the importance of meaning and purpose for good mental health. Eamon is a school principal and is conducting doctoral research in this area.
Dr Sandie Cornish speaks with Sr Myree Harris rsj OAM about homelessness, mental ill-health and disability. Myree is a Josephite Sister who has worked for over thirty years with people experiencing homelessness and mental ill-health. She is the Coordinator of the Gethsemane Community which provides secure housing in a family-like setting for women and men with mental ill-health and intellectual disability who have been homeless. Myree was part of the working group that prepared the ‘Do Not be Afraid’ Mental Illness and Outreach Guidelines for Parishes on behalf of the Australian Catholic Disability Council.
Office for Social Justice Director John Ferguson speaks with Journey Radio about the Social Justice Statement.