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The Pacific Islands Families longitudinal study follows a cohort of Pacific children born in Auckland in 2000, and their parents. At the 14‐year phase, mothers were asked about housing conditions and psychological distress.
Existing evidence on the beneficial effects of nature on mental health comes from studies using cross-sectional designs. We developed a smartphone-based tool (Urban Mind; www.urbanmind.info ) to examine how exposure to natural features within the built environment affects mental well-being in real time. The tool...
Purpose: This paper set out to uncover the advice available to help people take effective action within our home to improve mental health. The literature and professions are virtually silent on the issue. The professional advice is often the opposite suggesting we should get out...
This paper contributes insights into the role of tenure in modifying the relationship between housing affordability and health, using a cross-national comparison of similar post-industrial nations—Australia and the United Kingdom—with different tenure structures. The paper utilises longitudinal data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics...
This study aims to increase our understanding of the ways in which homelessness, mental health and drug and alcohol services can be coordinated or integrated to provide services to homeless people, the extent to which system and service integration is occurring in Australia at present...
This publication provides a short summary of the evidence and data sources on housing, homelessness and mental health in Australia. It forms part of a national study undertaken by Mind Australia and the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI).
Urban residence is associated with a higher risk of some psychiatric disorders, but the underlying drivers remain unknown. There is increasing evidence that the level of exposure to natural environments impacts mental health, but few large-scale epidemiological studies have assessed the general existence and importance...
This study suggests that urban greening strategies with a remit for supporting community mental health should prioritise the protection and restoration of urban tree canopy in cities of Australia.