Mental illness affects 1 in 5 people in our community
One of the most pressing needs in today’s society is to provide accommodation and care for disadvantaged people living with enduring serious mental illness.
WHO WE ARE
Hobart Hamlet Association Tasmania Inc. (established in February 2013) is a group of parents who have joined together for the common purpose of establishing a quality model of supported housing for people with serious mental illness in Hobart.
Members have been frustrated at the lack of sufficient, appropriate supported accommodation available for people with mental illness in Hobart.
THE HARD TRUTH
Our research indicates that there is a huge gap in Hobart between need and available services for people who are seriously ill but still have the potential to lead a “contributing life”.
The Schizophrenia Research Institute tells us that approximately 1 in 100 people in Australia has or will develop schizophrenia. It is a major cause of suicide with 50% of sufferers attempting self-harm.
We welcome new members to join, donate or just learn more please contact us.