Mind Australia and One Door Mental Health are proud to announce the two organisations are merging. This merger means Mind and One Door will be able to support the mental wellbeing of more people than ever before.
Living at a Haven residence has helped Adam from Geelong improve his social skills and his mental wellbeing.
Mind Australia and The Haven Foundation will build a new 12-unit residence in Torquay, Victoria, for people living with mental health and wellbeing challenges.
This integrated social housing and support service is a partnership between Mind and community housing provider The Haven Foundation – a subsidiary of Mind.
Haven Homes – Long-term Housing with Support for People with Significant Mental Health and Wellbeing Concerns
Thu, 24 Aug 2023 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM AEST (Online)
Haven Homes has some similarities to the model to be used at Glenson Place, Cadbury Road.
The Haven Foundation – integrated social housing and support services provide people who have significant mental health and wellbeing concerns with long-term housing and 24/7 support from onsite staff. Mind Australia manages these residences in partnership with community housing provider The Haven Foundation – a subsidiary of Mind.
Laura and Nicola will present on some findings around client experience and outcomes, how the model is adapted as it is implemented in different communities, and how the haven communities at each site develop over time.
Mind Executive Director Housing Strategy Mark Heeney discussed The Haven Foundation’s unique model of mental health care and housing at The One Door Mental Health Symposium 2023.
The Model has some similarities to the model to be used at Glenson Place, Cadbury Road
Mind Australia is a not-for-profit organisation providing support to people living with severe and persistent mental health conditions for over 40 years.
Hobart Hamlet warmly welcomes the construction of a new 14-unit home to be built through a special partnership between Homes Tasmania and the Fairbrother Foundation.
The site will provide safe, fit for purpose accommodation for 14 Tasmanians experiencing psychosocial disability with Richmond Futures providing 24/7 care and support. Richmond Futures looks forward to operating this facility from early 2024 and will soon be opening expressions of interest for people interested in living at this facility. Contact:
• Email: [email protected]
• Phone: (03) 6169 1188
• Online: Expression of Interest Form
This development would not have been possible without the continued advocacy of Royce and Thea Fairbrother and the financial support of Fairbrother Foundation, as well as the commitment of the Tasmanian Government, to improving the life of people living with mental illness and psychosocial disability.
Walk the Talk, a Mental Health Australia series, shines a light on mental health in Australia and the stories of real Australians that have experienced or are experiencing mental ill health.
In this episode, Brad McEwan speaks to former chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Allan Fels AO, about his family’s experience of mental ill health. As a former Chair of the Australian National Mental Health Commission, Allan also shares his views on the value of including lived experience leadership and the role that it can play in the development and delivery of mental health services across all levels.
He also discusses the importance of stable accommodation and a supportive community. Professor Fels was chairman of The Haven Foundation from its inception.
Content warning: this video contains content related to mental ill health including schizophrenia and suicide.
NEAMI, along with the Centre for Social Impact and The Australian Alliance to End Homelessness launched a new report, Ending Homelessness in Australia: An evidence and policy deep dive
The Report presents evidence from the largest community-based database on rough sleeping and homelessness in Australia.
“Certain cohorts such as people experiencing domestic violence and mental health are exhibiting increased vulnerability; there is a large demand for emergency services and housing; and the available supply of social and affordable housing is unable to meet the present need and demand.” (p. xx)
This study is a review of the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement. It examines how well the Australian, State and Territory Governments have achieved the objectives, outcomes and outputs set out in the Agreement, and the suitability of the Agreement for the future.
The review also looks at the impact of social and economic factors, including the coronavirus pandemic and also mental health, on housing and homelessness in Australia.
Read the Issues Paper
Make a Submission (closes Friday 18 March 2022)
Appropriate housing is the absolute foundation for mental health recovery. However, as outlined in the Trajectories research by Mind and the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI), many people with lived experience of mental ill-health do not have access to safe, secure, appropriate and affordable housing.
Mental Health Australia partnered with Mind and AHURI to develop policy priorities for reform based on this research, through consultation with people with lived experience and other key experts. The policy priorities identified formed the basis of a position statement, which was further developed through a Mental Health Australia Members Policy Hub attended by over 30 people representing 21 organisations.
Our ambition is that this succinct, agreed position statement on housing and mental health will be used to drive reform, to ensure every person with lived experience of mental ill-health has access to appropriate housing.