Mental Health Demonstration Project
The Mental Health Demonstration Project tested an integrated housing, mental health and psycho-social support model designed to address gaps in the current service system supporting social housing tenants with mental illness or related complex needs.
The two-year project, jointly funded by Queensland Health and the Department of Housing and Public Works operated in the Chermside and Fortitude Valley Housing Service Centre catchment areas until December 2017.
The project assisted tenants with a mental illness to sustain their tenancy, address a range of mental and physical health issues, connect them to support services and provide holistic support.
The benefits of the project include increased staff awareness, the development of supportive and proactive tenancy management approaches, and enhanced connections with community managed mental health services through enduring partnerships. These improvements help the two Housing Service Centres continue to deliver good practice approaches to supporting people with mental ill health and related complex needs.
The University of Queensland’s Institute for Social Science Research evaluated the project.
Read the report on the evaluation of the Mental Health Demonstration Project (PDF, 2310.52 KB).
- Last updated:
- 29 November 2019