Housing: the foundation for mental health | Wednesday 19 February 2020

David Pruden

Team Leader & Senior Nurse, Homeless Outreach Mental Health Service (HOMHS)

David Pruden

David works within a multi-agency team which includes cohealth (lead organisation), Launch Housing, and Inner West Area Mental Health Service. HOMHS is a specialist service designed for individuals with moderate to severe mental illness and a history of repeated homelessness. The program aims to support individuals to achieve better health outcomes, secure housing, and increased social and economic tenure, through an individually targeted assertive outreach model.

David has a Bachelor of Nursing (RMIT), Post Grad Diploma in Nursing - Mental Health (University of Melbourne), and has a particular interest in Motivational Interviewing. He has worked within the homeless sector since 2013.