Mental health servicesin Australia
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The Specialist Homelessness Services Collection (SHSC) describes all clients who receive services from specialist homelessness agencies and the assistance they receive, including clients with psychiatric or other mental health problems.
The SHSC includes data on the use of specialist homelessness services by clients with a current mental health issue. This section presents information provided by SHS agencies on clients with a current mental health issue for 2014–15. The data have been weighted for non-response by agencies.
Clients are identified as having a current mental health issue if they have provided any of the following information:
Data in this section were last updated in July 2016.
The Specialist Homelessness Services Collection (SHSC) began on 1 July 2011, replacing the Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) National Data Collection which included data from specialist homelessness agencies from 1996 to June 2011. Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) that are funded under the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA) and the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH) are in scope for this collection.
For further details regarding the scope and coverage of the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection, see the data source section.
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