Director of CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning, Helga Smit, attended the NSW Child Safe Standards for Permanent Care launch at Parliament House this week, hosted by NSW Minister for Family and Community Services, The Hon. Brad Hazzard.
As a psychologist, I have the privilege of walking alongside my clients on their paths to better mental health. Often the path to a sense of stability or recovery can appear insurmountable. Below is a client’s account of depression. It is real; sometimes awful, but also full of hope. I share with permission.
The wind and rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of our intrepid golfers as they battled the elements for a good cause – raising vital funds for CatholicCare Social Services’ mental health and disabilities programs.
‘We are called constantly to improve and to grow in rapport and wisdom, in order to fully carry out mission’ - Pope Francis
The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council has marked Anti-Poverty Week 2015 with the launch of the ‘Sick with worry…’ report containing stories from the front-line of inequality and 14 recommendations for urgent action by the Federal Government to help enable people to achieve their dreams of a life without poverty.