The April 2013 Young People Mental Health and Homelessness Edition of Parity

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The Hon Mark Butler MP, Minister for Housing and Homelessness


Jenny Smith, CEO Council to Homeless Persons

Homelessness Australia: Update

Nicole Lawder, CEO, Homelessness Australia

Feature: Young People, Mental Health and Homelessness

Home: A Key Part of Functional Recovery for Young People with Psychotic Illness

Eoin Joseph Killackey, Associate Professor, Director of Psychosocial Research Orygen Youth Health Research Centre and The Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne

The Need for Connection

Jessica Fielding, Policy Officer, Yfoundations

headspace Position Paper: Homelessness


Complex Trauma, Mental Health and Youth Homelessness:

The Facts, the Gaps and What Works

Rudy Gonzalez, Executive Director, Lighthouse Institute, Luci Klendo, Learning and Development Coordinator, Lighthouse Institute and Serena Thorpe, Clinical Psychologist, Lighthouse Foundation

A Place of My Own

Ty Johnson, Coordinator, Youth Private Rental Entry Program (YPREP), Vincent Care Victoria

Young People’s Health Service Working to Facilitate Access to Mental Health Care for Homeless Youth

Donna Eade and Dorothy Henning, Young People’s Health Service, Royal Children’s Hospital

Mental Health and Youth Homelessness

Maya Buchanan, Mental Health Support Worker, PILLAR Program, Perth Inner City Youth Service

Young People’s Tips for ‘Turning off the Tap’ to Youth Homelessness

By Anita Pryor, Social Action and Research Centre, Anglicare Tasmania

Youth Homelessness and Mental Health

Spike and Ben, two members of the Council to Homeless Persons’ Peer Education and Support Program (PESP)

How it is: Young People’s Advice for Reducing the Pressures of Homelessness and Mental Ill Health

By Anita Pryor, Social Action and Research Centre, Anglicare Tasmania

Posing the Question

Leah Watkins, Operations Manager, Vincentcare and Yvonne Pallier, Manager, Vincentcare, Western Australia

Don’t Look Back? A Starting Point for Reflection on Progress to Date

Leanne Craze, Craze Lateral Solutions

Opinion: Julie Edwards, CEO, Jesuit Social Services