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Submission - Inquiry into Homelessness - 34(c)

To better understanding the complex relationship between housing, homelessness and mental health, the NMHC undertook two discrete projects in 2017 and 2018. The NMHC consulted widely across the housing and homeless sector and the mental health sector through jurisdictional workshops and an online public survey. The purpose of our national consultation was to inform future policy options by hearing examples of local initiatives supporting housing for people with lived experience of mental illness, and developing a national view of housing issues in relation to mental health. The key finding of the NMHC’s work highlighted that the prevention of homelessness should be a key policy aim for governments.