Natural support networks, such as through friends, family and neighbours, are an important part of treatment for mental health issues.
Building a Good Life: the role of natural supports in recovery from mental illness provides an overview of findings from Anglicare's most recent research project.
Anglicare provides a range of community services for people experiencing mental illness and their families. Our research has found that there is a strong interconnection between poverty and mental illness.
By working with people with a lived experience of mental illness, we aim to provide the evidence base which will establish the need for reform of services and systems which have a detrimental impact on people recovering from episodes of mental illness.
In 2011 Anglicare conducted research into how the service system works to assist people with a mental illness who are at risk of becoming homeless