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Housing and mental health

A guide to housing and mental health, with information about the impact of housing on your mental health, common problems and how to access support. Includes guidance on the pros and cons of different types of housing.

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Money, mental health and university

When my mental health is bad I end up going on spending sprees and ruining everything.

Posted on 16/03/2010

Why does housing matter?

 

Most people would agree that having a home which is both safe and affordable is extremely important for your general health. If you have poor housing or are homeless, it could increase your chances of developing a mental health problem, or could make an existing one harder to manage.


I don't think the importance of a safe and stable environment can be overstated. In my own case it has been essential.

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