We are pleased to share the final report from Mind Australia and AHURI's collaborative Trajectories research exploring pathways in and out of homelessness and its interplay with mental illness.
Nicola Brackertz, one of the authors of this report, was a speaker at the 2020 TheMHS Summer Forum, Homelessness, Housing and Mental Health: Crises and Opportunities.
As a learning network, TheMHS encourages the sharing of information and collaboration between organisations. We are thrilled to see such work happening across the mental health sector, particularly from those who have shared their work with us by speaking at our events.
You can read an excerpt of the report below:
Mind Australia in collaboration with the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) have conducted a national study, Trajectories: the interplay between mental health and housing pathways, to develop a clearer understanding of the housing and mental health pathways of people with lived experience of mental ill-health. The research project aimed to identify typical housing and mental health pathways, the intersection of these pathways, and potential points of intervention. This report presents the final analysis and findings of the Trajectories research project, which consisted of four streams of investigation:
• an evidence review of academic and grey literature
• a quantitative analysis of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey and the Journeys Home: Longitudinal Study of Factors Affecting Housing Stability (JH) datasets in Australia
• interviews and focus groups with carers and people with lived experience of mental ill-health
• focus groups with housing and mental health service providers.