A national framework for recovery-oriented mental health services: guide for practitioners and providers

People and communities experiencing socioeconomic hardship

Page last updated: 2013

There are well-established links between physical health, mental health and wellbeing and social and economic hardship (Wilkinson & Marmot 2003) arising from interrupted education and training, unemployment, economic displacement, poverty and income insecurity, reduced access to affordable and nutritious food, housing stress, homelessness and isolation.

Implications for practice and service delivery

Use principles of participation, engagement, empowerment and community development to form alliances and partnerships to advocate for action on socioeconomic factors impacting on health and wellbeing.