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Investigations into Housing and Mental Health 

29th November 2018 RIAMS

The Housing Health Bulletin is a unique and international service monitoring and reporting on current Housing Health Research. You can stay up to date whether you are tackling poor housing conditions or researching and teaching about health impacts. Research summaries are provided by David Ormandy and Steve Battersby.

Volume 42 of the Housing Health Bulletin focuses on housing and mental health. This aspect has been under-reported, although the links between them may seem irrefutable.

The first Bulletin of this volume summarises research by A Beaton, M Cook, M Kaveagh and C Herrington (2000) on the psychological impact of burglary. Participants included victims of burglary and the control group were individuals from the same neighbourhood who matched the victims for gender, age and marital status.

The participants were asked to complete two questionnaires, the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) and the Profile of Mood States-Bipolar Form (POMS-BI). The results showed significant differences between victims and the control group on nearly all measures. The victims showed more favourable psychological health 5-6 weeks later but significant differences persisted.

Other Bulletins in this volume focus on ‘Mental Health Impacts of Social Housing in Australia’, ‘Physical and Mental Impacts on Adolescents involved in a Fire’, ‘Mothers Depression and Child Development’ and ‘The Impact of Affordability on Mental Health’.

You can read a more in-depth summary of this study here and so much more at