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Mental health

Reflections Jayne Ozanne Reflections

“It was a circle I could never square”

“In 2017 I led a debate within the Church of England’s General Synod about the harms of ‘conversion therapy’, which ended with the Synod agreeing to call on the government to ban it. Later that year I led some major research into the harms of ‘conversion therapy’, the results of which I then shared across the world — even with Pope Francis,” says Jayne Ozanne

Justice & Advocacy

Health, safety and wellbeing in the workplace — survey now open!

“Prioritising mental health in parish and ministry working environments helps promote a culture of care and compassion, enhances organisational productivity and fosters the Church’s mission. It can also help reduce stigma surrounding mental health issues and encourages clergy, employees and volunteers to seek help when needed,” says Work Health and Safety Advisor Michael Kucera.



Today is R U OK? Day. This yearly campaign reminds communities about the importance of talking about challenges and asking others if they are okay. Find out more from the Anglicare Southern Queensland team in this short video