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Oct 13, 2023

Poverty & Mental Health: Reducing Systemic Harm to Improve Wellbeing 2023


Report by Anglicare WA and Western Australian Association for Mental Health

Download the Snapshot here

Download our full pdf report here



Key findings

• Insufficient income supports that keep people below the poverty line

• Inappropriate employment support and burdensome conditions

• Missed opportunities to prevent harm

• Traumatising service system


What can be done?

Recommendation 1: Improve socio-economic equity through adequate income, reduced living costs and housing supports

Recommendation 2: Invest in solutions to deal with entrenched disadvantage and provide people with pathways out of poverty and mental ill-health

Recommendation 3: Embed trauma informed practice and recovery oriented approaches into all levels of service delivery and policy making

Recommendation 4: Invest in prevention and early intervention


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