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Wednesday 10 October 2018

Spirituality and resilience in the social services workforce

For many years, professionalism in social service delivery meant being caring but not immersed, empathic but not emotional, and rational not religious. Increasingly academic research is showing the importance of spiritual leadership, mindfulness and personal belief in sustaining social service workers and quality of care.

Friday 5 October 2018

Pastoral letter raises issue of mental health

Mental Health Week, which runs from 7 to 14 October, coincides with World Mental Health Day on 10 October, and is this year themed “Share the Journey”. Perth Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton, and Chair of the Bishops Commission for Health and Community Services, has written a pastoral letter to West Australian Catholics urging parishes to “prayerfully consider the issues around mental health that our brothers and sisters experience in our midst”. Source: eRecord.

Monday 1 October 2018

Moving from Uluru to Recognition

Summary of Fr Frank Brennan's keynote address to the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council Assembly in Perth entitled: 'Strong Faith. Strong Youth. Strong Future — Walking Together in a movement of the Australian people for a better future'.