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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.




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Acknowledgement of Country

The Commission acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands throughout Australia.
We pay our respects to their clans, and to the elders, past present and emerging, and acknowledge their continuing connection to land, sea and community.


The Commission is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of health services. The Commission welcomes all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Lived Experience

We acknowledge the individual and collective contributions of those with a lived and living experience of mental ill-health and suicide, and those who love, have loved and care for them. Each person’s journey is unique and a valued contribution to Australia’s commitment to mental health suicide prevention systems reform.