Housing and Support Narratives of People Experiencing Mental Health Issues: Making My Place, My Home
Ellie Fossey, Carol Harvey, Fiona McDermott
Frontiers in Psychiatry | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2020
Background: Choice, control, privacy, and security are widely reported housing preferences of mental health consumers, are associated with improved well-being and greater housing satisfaction, and are important for recovery. This paper describes housing and neighborhood experiences from a larger qualitative study that sought to learn with people experiencing mental health issues about their everyday lives in an Australian urban community. Methods: A participatory approach to health research informed this study. A participatory reference group, including four people with consumer perspective knowledge and experience of mental health issues and four mental health practitioners with service pro..View full abstract
This study was supported by an OT AUSTRALIA Research Award, and a Faculty of Health Sciences Research Grant from La Trobe University.