Council to Homeless Persons has developed a messaging guide for those seeking to make a submission the Royal Commission into Mental Health, entitled Housing, Homelessness and Mental Health.
The upcoming Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System will see submissions from a range of health and human service organisations. Individuals and organisations may want to use their submission to highlight the importance of stable, adequate, affordable, and available housing in preventing mental ill-health, achieving positive treatment outcomes, and sustaining mental health gains into the future.
We invite you to copy whatever is useful to you, change anything that can be adapted to better represent your views, and disregard anything that isn’t relevant to you.
It covers a range of topics that you might be interested in covering in your submission. These are:
- Mental health and poverty
- Affordability, Centrelink and social housing
- Mental healthcare treatment and the need for multidisciplinary supports
- Access to housing
- Keeping housing
- Sustaining treatment outcomes
- Acute mental healthcare and housing
- The over-representation of people experiencing mental illness in prisons
- Homelessness causes mental ill-health
- Rooming houses and mental health
- Housing, mental health and young people.