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Mental Health

There’s no place like HOME for care and stability

Uncle Dan is flourishing. The gifted guitarist, brilliant chess player and wonderful listener is finally who he was always supposed to be thanks to HOME in Queanbeyan, according to his niece Bronwyn. Source: Catholic Voice.

Mental Health Women

Mater provides help for mums with eating disorders

An online pilot project designed to support new mums with eating disorders is under way at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals in Townsville and South Brisbane. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Mental Health

Institute’s ‘very Catholic approach’ to mental health care

Mental health care is primarily a pastoral ministry of accompaniment, which is strongly enhanced by an integration of the Catholic faith with the best of psychology, according to Catholic mental health practitioner Shawn van der Linden. Source: The Bridge. 

Families Mental Health

Mater’s ‘life-saving’ Catherine’s House celebrates one-year milestone

A Brisbane mum has revealed how Queensland’s first dedicated centre for new parents experiencing mental health challenges “saved her life” just weeks after her twins were born. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Education Mental Health

Students benefit from school counselling program

Students attending Tasmania’s Catholic schools are benefiting from a state-wide counselling program run by CatholicCare Tasmania. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.

Mental Health

Sharp rise in number of young Australians in psychological distress

Australians are experiencing a surge of psychological distress, with loneliness rising sharply among young people during the pandemic, a new study has revealed. Source: The Guardian.

Mental Health

Mental Health facilities expanded in ACT

The expansion of Hyson Green mental health service at Calvary Bruce Private Hospital in Canberra signals a commitment to quality mental healthcare for the region, according to consumer representative Katie Tonacia. Source: Catholic Voice.

Mental Health

Helping others find the light

Addicted to drugs and alcohol, suffering stress, anxiety and depression, Craig says he was in a very dark place and without hope – until two words helped turn his life around. Source: The Southern Cross.

Mental Health Schools

New research suggests ‘absolute crisis’ in wellbeing of Australian children

Australia’s primary school age children are angrier, lonelier, more anxious and less able to control their emotions than they were five years ago, new research finds, despite the increased societal concern for childhood wellbeing. Source: The Australian.