Notices

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH WEEK

World Mental Health Day falls on Saturday this weekend and begins the Mental Health Week. This year the Australian Catholic Bishops have released the statement: To Live Life to the Full: Mental health in Australia. This provides a particularly relevant and timely adult formation opportunity. To focus on mental, as well as spiritual health, is one practical step parishes and communities can take this year. 1 in 5 Australians are affected by mental illness annually, yet many don’t seek help because of stigma. During the COVID-19 pandemic, prioritising mental health and wellbeing has been more important than ever. The message is simple from World Mental Health: “Look after your mental health, Australia.” They give 10 tips: Stay active, eat well, connect with others, do something you enjoy each day, limit media consumption, try and keep to a routine, get an early night, be kind to yourself, try and maintain perspective, seek help. Phone numbers to ring for support and a list of websites to visit for more information can be found on their website https:// lookafteryourmentalhealthaustralia.org.au/