Trajectories: the interplay between mental health and housing pathways.
19 February 2020
Authors: Nicola Brackertz; Luc Borrowman; Christian Roggenbuck; Sarah Pollock; Elise Davis
Date published: 19 February 2020
This research is one of the first national studies to examine the relationship between the housing and mental health pathways of people with lived experience of mental ill-health. The report highlights the impact mental health issues have on a person’s financial situation, and therefore their housing situation. The research identifies potential points of practical intervention and key issues for system improvement.
- Evidence review: Trajectories: the interplay between mental health and housing pathways
- Quantitative evidence on the relationship between mental health and housing
- Report for national consumer and carer consultations
- Indigenous report—this report will be available shortly
- Policy options report—this report is expected to be available mid-2020
- Towards systems change - report for the National Mental Health Commission
Brackertz, N., Borrowman, L., Roggenbuck, C. Pollock, S. and Davis, E. (2020) Trajectories: the interplay between mental health and housing pathways. Final research report, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited and Mind Australia, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/trajectories
Mind Australia and the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute have partnered in an exciting new research venture.
Trajectories is a national study that will develop a clearer understanding of the relationships between the housing and mental health pathways of people with mental health issues, in order to identify potential points of practical intervention and key issues for system improvement.
The study has develop a typology of trajectories (case studies) to understand typical housing and mental health pathways. The research explores people's housing histories and the range of factors that have influenced their aspirations for an choices of housing, including the types of housing people live in; what housing they can afford; what housing they would prefer to live in; the role and appropriateness of Supported Residential Services (SRS) and various forms of congregate accommodation (e.g. boarding houses, psych hostels); the role of the NDIS now and into the future; and differences between the states.
The approach and more information on partnerships can be found in the AHURI Mind Australia Trajectories Prospectus.
- Prof. Andrew Beer, University of South Australia
- Assoc. Prof. Emma Baker, Adelaide University
- Katherine McKernan, Homelessness NSW
- Dr. Melek Cigdem-Bayram, RMIT University
- Dr. Lisa Brophy, University of Melbourne
- Dr. Priscilla Ennals, Neami National
- Prof. Carol Harvey, University of Melbourne
- Assoc. Prof. Dan Siskind, University of Queensland
- Mr Paul Hardcastle, Department of Social Services
- Prof. Guy Johnson, RMIT University
- Assoc. Prof. Cameron Parsell, University of Queensland