Victoria’s mental health system is failing vulnerable people.
Without a stable, safe place to call home, it’s virtually impossible for anyone to recover from a mental illness.
In Victoria people living with a mental illness and experiencing homelessness are being left behind, often with tragic consequences.
We’ve been speaking to our staff, and the people we work with who have an experience of homelessness and mental illness, to fully understand why a home is so important.
Victoria’s mental health services can be hard to navigate and are often inaccessible for people in a housing crisis. The mental health and homelessness systems are poorly integrated and not designed to support people with complex needs.
“Hospitals are not a recovery place. People are coming out unwell, and we have nowhere to put them.” – Mirella, Launch Housing Outreach Coordinator.