Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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