Community housing organisations have the opportunity to provide a submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System with submissions due by 5 July. (CHOs will have an opportunity to provide feedback on the interim report when it is released in November.)
CHIA Vic is preparing a submission on behalf of the sector, but individual organisations are encouraged to prepare their own to highlight the importance of stable, adequate, affordable, and available housing in preventing mental ill-health, achieving positive treatment outcomes, and sustaining mental health gains.
The Council to Homeless Persons has developed a messaging guide for those wanting to make a submission. Click here for details.
You can also view CHIA Vic’s research into the impact of the loss of mental health supports on community housing businesses and our tenants, which found up to 6500 community housing tenants in Victoria may be living with severe mental ill-health.
Most are unlikely to be eligible for services under the NDIS, and mental health services are quickly disappearing outside of the NDIS. This is creating significant support gaps for people with mental ill health.