Churches Urged to Fill the Mental health Gap

Anne Lim reports on the presentation of senior clinical psychologist Gavin Brown, at a recent online mental health summit.

"Brown was one of a panel of church leaders, mental health practitioners, lived-experience advisers, and theologians who led over 100 participants from across the country in a conversation about how churches can respond to Australia’s mental health crisis. While none suggested churches could replace professional psychological services, they emphasised that churches should offer a community of friendship to assist people struggling with mental health."

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