Survival Mode – The daily challenge of living on a low income in Tasmania

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This research explores the day-to-day experiences of Tasmanians living on a low income in the midst of a national cost-of-living crisis.

It builds on emerging evidence that the stress associated with poverty and engaging with some services cause harm to people’s emotional and physical wellbeing. Participants describe being forced to ration or delay essential healthcare, including for their mental health.

Publication Date: 12th December 2023 Authors: Dr Alexandra King Key Subject Area(s): Mental Health, financial counselling, poverty, housing, community services Survival Mode Research Report PDF version Survival Mode Research Report Word version

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