Improving your mental wellbeing after experiencing homelessness

Improving your mental wellbeing after experiencing homelessness

  • December 17, 2014

The psychological effects of homelessness are quite complex and diverse, due to the level of vulnerability, fear and social exclusion that you have been exposed to.

Homelessness affects an individual’s functioning, it is extremely detrimental to your mental health, sense of worth, ability to form and maintain healthy relationships, and ability to deal effectively with stress.

The effects of homelessness can also inhibit your ability to utilise helpful coping strategies that would otherwise help you to break the cycle of homelessness, by developing resilience and coping skills for independent living.

Therefore, having adequate holistic support ensures that you develop the skills to address individual vulnerabilities that are increasing the risk of losing your housing, as well as to address the mental health issues that were caused or exacerbated by homelessness.

This workshop aims to promote mental wellbeing in order to help increase your readiness to be housed and to remain housed by facilitating an educational and therapeutic space where you can learn life skills and develop coping mechanisms in order to achieve a positive settlement into your new or current place.

What can be achieved:

  • Identifying personal issues that are negatively impacting the ability to maintain secure housing
  • Getting support from other participants who are experiencing similar situations
  • Developing healthy coping mechanisms to deal with those personal issues that are impacting on the ability to maintain secure housing
  • Increasing knowledge about relevant services that can provide support to establish successful tenancies
  • Learning relaxation techniques in order to reduce stress and anxiety
  • Developing life skills to deal with challenging situations in a healthy manner.

Who can benefit from this support group:

  • People whose mental health has been affected by being homeless or who are at risk of homelessness

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We offer you a place with caring professionals who will guide you through the process of self-knowledge and emotional wellbeing to make sure you regain confidence in yourself.


We offer Support Groups to help you understand and better manage your emotions, improve your life skills and adopt changes that are in accordance with your desires, dreams, and goals.


We provide affordable rates for clients who are not eligible to claim rebates. Bulk billing available for seniors with a Health Care Card with a referral and a Mental Health Treatment plan provided by a GP or Psychiatrist. This means no extra charges for clients.