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A review of the integration of State and Territory housing and disability policies in Australia : August 2006. /

by Tually, Selina.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/download/NRV2_Research_Paper_2' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:44:11 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: No items available

Because mental health matters : Victorian Mental Health Reform Strategy 2009-2019. /

by Victoria. Department of Human Services.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Mental Health and Drugs Division., Department of Human Services 2009Description: 168 p. : col. ill.Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Community care and accommodation models for people suffering mental illness. /

by Orr, Rebecca.

Publisher: 1995Description: p. 75-94.Notes: Rec. no. for conference B6836 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Do adults in contact with Australia's public sector mental health services get better ? /

by Burgess, Philip | Pirkis, Jane | Coombs, Tim.

Publisher: Bundoora, Vic.Australia and New Zealand Health Policy [electronic resource] ; 2006, 3:9 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.anzhealthpolicy.com/content/pdf/1743-8462-3-9.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:32:23 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Evaluation of the integrated services project for clients with challenging behaviour : final report /

by McDermott, Shannon | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre | Bruce, Jasmine | Fisher, Karen R | Gleeson, Ryan.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. University of New South Wales, Social Policy Research Centre 2010Description: PDF.Other title: University of New South Wales, Social Policy Research Centre.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2010 "prepared for Ageing, Disability and Home Care, Department of Human Services, NSW, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney"Summary: The Integrated Services Project for Clients with Challenging Behaviour (ISP) was established in 2005 and is administered by Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC), Department of Human Services NSW. The Project aims to: foster improved life outcomes for people with complex needs and challenging behaviours; reduce the cost of this group to the service system and the wider community; and contribute to the evidence base in this area. The Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) was commissioned to conduct an independent evaluation of the Project in 2007. This final evaluation report assesses the outcomes of the Project for clients, the effectiveness of the Project s support processes and governance structures, and examines how the ISP might inform improvements to the broader service system.Availability: (1)

Falling through the cracks - Centrelink, DEEWR and FaHSCIA : engaging with customers with a mental illness in the social security system /

by Asher, Allan | Commonwealth Ombudsman (Australia).

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Commonwealth Ombudsman report ; no. 13/2010.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2010Summary: Recognising the complexity of managing social services to people with a mental illness, this report identifies four key areas where procedures and policy could be further developed to reduce distress and disadvantage.Availability: (1)

Home truths : mental health, housing and homelessness in Australia

by Mental Health Council of Australia.

Publisher: Deakin, A.C.T. Mental Health Council of Australia 2009Description: 68 p. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2009 Summary: A secure home is widely recognised as providing a fundamental basis for building mental health. However, for many people with a mental illness, achieving or maintaining stable homes can prove difficult, and some slip into unstable housing or even homelessness. It is essential that mental health issues are a part of any discussion on homelessness and housing. The importance of housing for people with mental illness has been repeatedly acknowledged at the highest levels. This recognition has, however, yet to be reflected in policies and funding. This report explores how this lack of recognition affects mental health and homelessness in Australia, and identifies what needs to be done to improve housing outcomes for those adversely affected by this glaring oversight.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Human rights and mental illness : report of the National Inquiry into the Human Rights of People with Mental Illness. /

by Australia. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission | National Inquiry Concerning the Human Rights of People with Mental Illness.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Govt. Pub. Service 1993Description: 2 v. (ix, 1008 p.).Notes: Cover title: Human rights & mental illness. Running title: Mental illness inquiry. Commissioners: Brian Burdekin, Dame Margaret Guilfoyle, David Hall. National Inquiry into Human Rights and Mental Illness -- Preamb. At head of contents: National Inquiry Concerning the Human Rights of People With Mental Illness. Cat no. 9309914.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Inquiry into supported accommodation for Victorians with a disability and/or mental illness /

by Victoria. Parliament. Family and Community Development ommittee.

Publisher: East Melbourne, Vic. Family and Community Development Committee, Parliament of Victoria 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2009 www.parliament.vic.gov.au/fcdcAvailability: (1)

Mental health and labour market participation : evidence from IV Panel Data Models /

by Frijters, Paul | Institute for the Study of Labor | Johnston, David W | Shields, Michael A.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Discussion paper.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2010 Bibliography : p. 18-19 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: A large body of empirical research links mental health and labour market outcomes; however, there are few studies that effectively control for the two-way causality between work and health and the existence of unobserved individual characteristics that might jointly determine health and labour market outcomes. In this study, we estimate the effect of mental health on labour market participation using various models, including instrumental variable models that exploit individual variation observed in panel data. We find robust evidence that a reduction in mental health has a substantial negative impact on the probability of actively participating in the labour market. We calculate that a one standard deviation decrease in mental health decreases the probability of participation by around 17 percentage points. This effect is larger for females and for older individuals. We therefore provide robust evidence that there are substantial costs due to the lost productivity resulting from poor mental health.Availability: (1)

Mental health in Australia : a snapshot, 2004-05. /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Bureau of Statistics 2006Description: HTML.Notes: URL: 'http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/mf/4824.0.55.001?OpenDocument' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:28:47 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Mental health services in Australia 2002-03 . /

by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/hse/mhsa02-03/mhsa02-03.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:19:33 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Mental health services in Australia 2003-04 . /

by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/hse/mhsa03-04/mhsa03-04.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:30:25 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

More than just a roof : housing support services for adults : a strategy plan for the sub-region of Collingwood, Richmond and Fitzroy /

by O'Brien, Sue | The Housing with Support Services Streeing Committee | Peady, Lenard.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. The Housing with Support Services Streeing Committee 1988Description: 88 p. : .ill.Notes: June 1988 The Stering Committee includes Justin McDermott from the Brotherhood of St Laurence Bibliography : p. 84-88Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Presentation to the Inquiry into Workforce Participation by People with a Mental Illness / BSL

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Horn, Michael | Bowman, Dina.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2012Description: 24 p. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Rather than seeking the proliferation of special programs and responses to the needs of people with mental health issues, our approach is to argue for effective universal services and policies that enable a decent quality of life as a starting point. For those with severe disorders and complex needs, additional services and support are required through better coordination of health, housing and employment assistance. Research clearly shows the importance of early intervention through effective assessment, health care and support to maintain employment or re-engage with work consistent with functional capabilities. A growing evidence base shows the importance of integrated approaches that combine case management and personal support, training (foundational and 'on the job' skills) and paid work experience in a supportive setting. Those who are unemployed require multiple pathways into paid work, either through mainstream open employment, transitional employment (intermediate labour market model) or supported employment (social enterprises) that meets their aspirations, capabilities and career prospects. ; VICTORIA. Parliament. Joint Investigatory Committee. Family and Community Development. Inquiry into Workforce Participation by People with a Mental IllnessAvailability: (1)

Sick on the job? : myths and realities about mental health and work /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD Publishing 2012Description: 210 p. : graphs.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: The costs of mental ill-health for the individuals concerned, employers and society at large are enormous. Mental illness is responsible for a very significant loss of potential labour supply, high rates of unemployment, and a high incidence of sickness absence and reduced productivity at work. In particular, mental illness causes too many young people to leave the labour market, or never really enter it, through early moves onto disability benefit. Today, between one-third and one-half of all new disability benefit claims are for reasons of mental ill-health, and among young adults that proportion goes up to over 70%. Indeed, mental ill-health is becoming a key issue for the well-functioning of OECD's labour markets and social policies and requires a stronger focus on policies addressing mental health and work issues. Despite the very high costs to the individuals and the economy, there is only little awareness about the connection between mental health and work, and the drivers behind the labour market outcomes and the level of inactivity of people with mental ill-health. Understanding these drivers is critical for the development of more effective policies. This report aims to identify the knowledge gaps and begin to narrow them by reviewing evidence on the main challenges and barriers to better integrating people with mental illness in the world of work.Availability: (1)

Submission to the National Advisory Council on Mental Health regarding 'daily bread, income and living with mental illness' /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2010 Bibliography : p. 8-9 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: The Brotherhood of St Laurence welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the National Advisory Council on Mental Health (NACMH)?s advice to the Minister for Health and Ageing, the Hon Nicola Roxon MP, on effective and equitable policy responses to better meet the needs of people with mental illness and their families.Availability: (1)

Submission to the parliamentary inquiry into the provision of supported accommodation for Victorians with a disability or mental illness. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: 4 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Tackling homelessness and exclusion : understanding complex lives /

by McDonagh, Theresa | Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2011 Bibliography p. 16Summary: With official homelessness figures increasing by 23 per cent at the end of 2010 compared to 2009 and 1,768 people sleeping rough we need to better understand people's experiences of both homelessness and rough sleeping. This Round-up highlights the prevalence of mental health issues, traumatic childhood experiences and suicide attempts amongst people accessing low-level homelessness support services.Availability: (1)

Thin ice : living with serious mental illness and poverty in Tasmania /

by Cameron, Prue | Anglicare Tasmania | Flanagan, Jo.

Publisher: Hobart, Tas. Anglicare Tasmania 2004Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2004 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: This report investigates the lives of Tasmanians with serious mental illness who are living on a low income from the perspective of both people who have a mental illness as well as their families. The principal concern of this report is to understand the interconnections between poverty and serious mental illness and the compounding effects of this experience. How does living with severely limited financial and social resources affect the course of their illness? What is required to increase the stability and security in their lives essential for them to best manage their illness?Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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