The accommodation and support needs of people with a mental illness: A process and framework for action

Harvey, D., Hunter, E., and Whiteside, M. (2000) The accommodation and support needs of people with a mental illness: A process and framework for action. Australian Social Work, 53 (4). pp. 7-14.

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Abstract

This paper reports the results of a consumer-focused assessment of the accommodation and support needs of people with a mental illness living in a regional city. The study utilises a 'pathway to stability' approach to assess the pahse-contingent accommodation and support needs of mental health consumers through interviews and focus groups with consumers, carers and service providers. The study identifies five broad phases of the life course impacted by mental illness - beginnings, long term needs become clearer, instability as needs evolve, finding stability and ongoing. Five key issues - information, selfcompetence, commorbidity, coordination and flexibility were expanded upon in focus groups. The implications of the findings and research methodology for social work practice and research are discussed.

Item ID: 965
Item Type: Article (UNSPECIFIED)
Keywords: Psychaitric disability, Mental illness, Consumer need
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© Taylor & Francis 2000.

ISSN: 1447-0748
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2006
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 0%
22 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES @ 0%
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