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AHURI and Mind Australia seek partners for research on housing and mental health

The project will identify potential interventions in the housing and mental health systems

22 March 2018

AHURI and Mind Australia are seeking partners for an exciting new research venture, Trajectories: the interplay between mental health and housing pathways.

The partnership prospectus for the project is now available to download from the AHURI website.

The project aims to better understand the relationships between housing and mental health. As a national study, Trajectories will identify potential practical interventions as well as ways housing and mental health systems can be improved for people with mental health issues.

Currently neither government policy nor the mental health and housing service system takes sufficient account of the links between mental health and housing, leading many people to miss out on the support they require for recovery. This can have devastating consequences for affected individuals, their friends, families, communities and for society at large. Trajectories seeks to address this gap and hasten policy and practice solutions that enable people with mental health issues to access and sustain affordable and appropriate housing.

Mind Australia and AHURI are seeking three types of partners: funding partners to support the cost analysis; data partners to assist with data access and data provision; and consultation partners who are organisations or individuals who can assist with recruitment for the planned service provider, consumer, family and carer consultations.

Partners will benefit by having access to the data and findings from the research to use for advocacy and policy and project planning.

If you are interested in partnering with Trajectories or wish to find out more, please download the partnership prospectus or contact AHURI or Mind Australia.


Contact

Dr Michael Fotheringham
Executive Director
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
T 03 9660 2300
M 0402 413 842
E michael.fotheringham@ahuri.edu.au


Dr Sarah Pollock
Executive Director Research & Advocacy
Mind Australia
T 03 9455 7976
M 0407 505 597
E sarah.pollock@mindaustralia.org.au