for better mental health

Housing and mental health

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.

Mind's services

  • Helplines – our Infolines provide information and support by phone, email and text.
  • Local Minds – provide face-to-face services across England and Wales. These might be talking therapies, peer support and advocacy.
  • Side by Side – our supportive online community for anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

General advice, information and support

Citizens Advice

03444 111 444 (Adviceline)
03444 111 445 (Text relay)
citizensadvice.org.uk
Free, confidential information and advice on your rights, including with money, housing, legal and other problems.

Local Authorities

gov.uk/find-your-local-council
Searchable directory of local authorities (also known as local councils).

NHS UK

nhs.uk
Information about health problems and treatments, including details of local NHS services in England.

Relate

0300 003 0396
relate.org.uk
Provides help and support with relationships, including counselling, telephone counselling and anonymous live chat.

Rethink Mental Illness

0300 5000 927
rethink.org
Provides support and information for anyone affected by mental health problems, including local support groups.

Samaritans

116 123 (freephone)
[email protected]
Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK
PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA
samaritans.org

Open 24/7 for anyone who needs to talk. You can visit some branches in person. They also have a Welsh Language Line on 0300 123 3011 (7pm–11pm every day).

Shelter Cymru

0345 075 5005
sheltercymru.org.uk
Provides free, confidential advice on housing and homelessness in Wales.

Shelter England

0808 800 4444
england.shelter.org.uk
Provides free, confidential advice on housing and homelessness in England.

Homelessness and rough sleeping

Crisis

crisis.org.uk
Provides a wide range of services for homeless people, including Chrisis at Christmas centres.

Homeless Link

homeless.org.uk
Membership charity for organisations working with homeless people. Includes a directory of services for homeless people in England.

No Second Night Out

www.nosecondnightout.org.uk
Help and support for people sleeping rough in some parts of England.

The Pavement

thepavement.org.uk
Advice and information for homeless people including a directory of local services.

Streetlink

0300 500 0914
streetlink.org.uk
Connects people who are sleeping rough with local services.

LGBTQ housing advice

Stonewall Housing

020 7359 5767
stonewallhousing.org
Specialist housing advice for anyone identifying as LGBTQ+ in England.

Money problems

See our pages on money and mental health useful contacts for organisations who can help with money problems, including emergency support and debts.

Over-60s

Age Cymru (Wales)

08000 223 444 
ageuk.org.uk/cymru
Information and support for older people.

Age UK (England)

0800 678 1602 
ageuk.org.uk
Information and support for older people.

Supported housing

The Consortium for Therapeutic Communities

therapeuticcommunities.org
Online directory of therapeutic communities across the UK.

Under-25s

Centrepoint

0808 800 0661
centrepoint.org.uk
Provides advice, housing and support for young people aged 16–25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in England.

The Mix

0808 808 4994
85258 (crisis messenger service, text THEMIX)
themix.org.uk
Support and advice for under 25s, including a helpline, crisis messenger service and webchat.

Rees Foundation

reesfoundation.org
Support for care leavers, including regional peer networks.

This information was published in October 2017. We will revise it in 2019.

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