The Importance Of Gender And Socio-Economic Disadvantage For The Mental Health Of People Living With Disabilities

Grant number: LP100200545 | Funding period: 2011 - 2015

Completed

Abstract

The twenty per cent of Australians reporting a disability are more likely to live in disadvantaged circumstances such as inadequate housing, unemployment, and lower levels of education all of which may contribute to poor mental health. Yet there has not been research on the mental health of people with disabilities. This means that disability services and advocacy groups, which deal daily with the lived experiences of disadvantage and poor mental health in people with disabilities, do not have evidence to support policy and service sector reform. This project will provide this critical evidence as well as build research capacity in disability-related research and lead to better monitoring of..

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