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Explains how your mental health and your housing situation might affect each other. Provides tips on how to cope and where you can get more support.
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Our Infolines provide information and support by phone, email and text. Click here for contact details and opening times.
Local Minds provide services such as talking therapies, peer support, and advocacy. Click here to find your nearest branch.
Our supportive online community for anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Click here to find out more.
03444 111 444 (England)03444 77 20 20 (Wales)adviceguide.org.ukFree independent information and advice on housing, money and other related problems.
Local authorities (also known as local councils) provide social services. You can find details of your local authority by searching for a local postcode at gov.uk/find-your-local-council. Your local library or Citizens Advice branch should also be able to help.
nhs.ukProvides information on a wide range of health and social care topics, including an online search tool to find NHS services near you.
0300 100 1234relate.org.ukProvides services such as relationship counselling for individuals, couples and families.
Rethink Mental Illness
0300 5000 927 (Monday–Friday 9.30am–4pm)[email protected]rethink.orgProvides advice and information on issues regarding mental illness, including supported housing.
116 123 (24 hours a day)[email protected]Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJKChris PO Box 90 90Stirling FK8 2SAsamaritans.org24-hour emotional support for anyone who needs to talk. Calls are free from all providers.
0808 800 4444 (Monday–Friday 8am–8pm and weekends 8am–5pm)england.shelter.org.uk
Free, confidential advice on housing problems in England.
0345 075 5005 (Monday–Friday 9.30am–4pm)sheltercymru.org.ukFree, confidential advice on housing problems in Wales.
crisis.org.ukProvides a wide range of services for homeless people, including the Christmas Open Shelter.
homeless.org.ukSearchable database of shelters, day centres and advice services for homeless people
No Second Night Out
www.nosecondnightout.org.uk Help and support for people sleeping rough in some parts of England.
thepavement.org.ukAdvice and information for homeless people including a national directory.
0300 500 0914streetlink.org.ukConnects people who are sleeping rough with local services.
020 7359 5767 (Monday–Friday 11am–1pm and 2pm–5pm)stonewallhousing.orgSpecialist housing advice for anyone identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (England only).
See our pages on money and mental health useful contacts for organisations who can help with money problems, including emergency support and debts.
Age UK (England)
0800 678 1174 (8am–7pm, 365 days a year)ageuk.org.ukInformation and support for older people, including advice on housing
Age Cymru (Wales)
08000 223 444 (8am–7pm, 365 days a year)ageuk.org.uk/cymruInformation and support for older people, including advice on housing.
The Consortium for Therapeutic Communities
01242 620 077therapeuticcommunities.orgOnline directory of therapeutic communities across the UK.
0808 800 0661 (Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm)centrepoint.org.ukHelp for 16 to 25-year-olds who are homeless or at risk of homelessness (England only).
0808 808 4994 (helpline)themix.org.ukSupport and information for 16 to 25-year-olds
Rees: The Care Leavers' Foundation
reesfoundation.orgSupport and advice for care leavers, including a crisis fund.
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