The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for managing our mental health. Lockdowns, social distancing requirements, travel restrictions, and the constantly changing position we find ourselves in is stressful.
This makes prioritising our mental health and wellbeing more important than ever. Good mental health is when we can cope with the stressors of our daily lives, participate in loving relationships, contribute to our community, and work towards our goals. Everyone has mental health. And we can all benefit from looking after our own mental health and the mental health of our communities.
This World Mental Health Day – October 10 – the message is simple: “Look after your mental health, Australia.” If you or someone you care for is in need of immediate assistance you can contact the below National 24/7 Crisis Counselling Services:
13 11 14 – 24 hours a day
7 days a week
0477 13 11 14 – 6pm to midnight (AEDT)
7 nights a week
1300 22 4636
Butterfly Foundation National Helpline
1800 334 673
1800 242 636 or 1300 554 660
SANE Australia Help Centre
1800 187 263
Suicide Call Back Service
1300 659 467
1800 55 1800
1300 789 978
1800 184 527
Open Arms – Veterans and Families Counselling
1800 011 046
Need more information?
Head to Health
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Embrace Multicultural Mental Health
Participation of Indigenous Catholics Working Group Invites interested members of our parish/school communities to join in discussion with Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green and Lisa Buxton, Aboriginal Catholic Ministry Sydney, to assist us to plan for our Diocesan Aboriginal Spirituality workshop to be held in 2022.
Details: Friday October 22, 6.00pm – 8.00pm via Zoom
Yiradhu Marang (G’Day),
In support of our parishes’ ongoing efforts to nurture a welcoming, inclusive relationship with members of their Aboriginal community, the Diocesan Pastoral Council’s Participation of Indigenous Catholics working group is organising a hands-on workshop style Aboriginal Spirituality day for members of our parish communities. We were planning to hold this in October, however, with the uncertainty regarding COVID lockdowns, we will instead hold a Zoom meeting to gain ideas and input on October 22, with a view to holding a face to face workshop in May 2022, during Laudato Si week.
Register your interest in joining the Zoom by emailing the Convenor of the Participation of Indigenous Catholics group, Jenny Allen, by Monday October 18: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Parish Secretary
(Parishes of Mudgee, Gulgong and Kandos)
28 hours per fortnight
Mrs Patti Kiddle will be retiring as Parish Secretary in the coming weeks. The current Assistant Secretary, Mrs Kristie Newman will take on the position of Parish Secretary.
We are currently seeking to fill the Assistant Parish Secretary position. The successful applicant must have a sound background in Office Administration and be willing to work in a team environment.
For enquiries and a Position Description, please contact the Parish Office at email@example.com (Please note this alternate phone number Ph 63000101)
To apply, please send your application including your resume with three references, via email to the Parish Priest, Fr Owen Gibbons: firstname.lastname@example.org
APPLICATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY 30TH OCTOBER, 2020
COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease. In order to reduce and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the following information is critical.
DO NOT COME INTO THIS BUILDING IF YOU HAVE
ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS:
THINGS TO NOTE
- If some of the above apply to you please go home and contact the COVID-19 Information Hotline or your GP.
- If you have recently arrived from overseas or returned from overseas travel, please consult your doctor or seek medical advice before entering this building.