Mental Health and Homelessness – Housing Coupled with Support Brings Health and Economic Benefits

Mental health problems are far more common among people who are homeless. Not having a safe place to sleep causes further anxiety and stress on top of this, access to mental health services is a challenge and people often miss the opportunity to participate in earlier types of community based treatment and support. “While around one in five people in the general population will have a mental health issue at …

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WA’s homeless services “struggling” with mental health challenges

WA Today Youth advocates have expressed grave concerns about services for the homeless, with many “struggling” to provide adequate support for those also living with mental health issues. The Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia held a summit last week, to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day, with the aim of raising awareness about homelessness and mental health concerns among young people. “When you think of homelessness, you think of homeless men,” YACWA ambassador Annabeth Bateman …

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Improving the evidence on supported housing: latest research on NSW Housing & Accommodation Support

International literature suggests that the provision of permanent housing and support are important factors in supporting consumer recovery. Although the evidence on supported housing is well developed in the international context, it is still in its infancy in Australia. 14th International Mental Health Conference being held at the Outrigger Surfers Paradise 5th-6th of August 2013 welcomes Dr Shannon McDermott, Lecturer at the University of New South Wales who will be …

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