Unsafe housing, insecure tenure as well as affordability pressures can contribute to mental ill-health.
Shelter WA has put together this High-Level overview of some of the housing and homelessness provisions in the WA 2020-21 Budget Papers.
The Mental Health Commission has developed this strategy: A Safe Place – A Western Australian strategy to provide safe and stable accommodation, and support to people experiencing mental health, alcohol and other drug issues 2020-2025 with input from a range of stakeholders.
The Department of Communities is monitoring the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 on the WA community.
An update from the Community Sector Partnership Team at the Department of Communities in relation to mental health initiatives.
An average of $400 was spent per person on mental health-related services in Australia during 2017-18, according to new figures in this AIHW report.
Shelter WA urges the Department to look to at the many examples within the community sector where agencies work hard to help people maintain and sustain their tenancies.
The Productivity Commission Draft Report from its inquiry into Mental Health highlights the critical importance of housing.
A short summary of the evidence and data sources on housing, homelessness and mental health in Australia. Part of a national study undertaken by Mind Australia and the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI). Learn more here
The specialist homelessness services 2017–18 web report is the seventh annual report from the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection (SHSC). It describes the characteristics of clients of specialist homelessness services, the services requested, outcomes achieved, and unmet requests for services during 2017–18 View report here