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Housing and mental health

What's housing got to do with mental health?

Where you live can have a huge impact on your mental health – everyone needs safe, stable and suitable housing to stay well. There are issues across the private and social housing sectors which mean not enough people are living in the kind of housing they need. After surveying over 2000 Mind supporters and members of the public, we found out the following:

  • Four in five people with mental health problems have lived in housing that has made their mental health worse.
  • 40 per cent of people with mental health problems have experienced stigma or discrimination in the place they live at the moment.
  • Two thirds of people with mental health problems have had at least one issue with the quality of their home.

People with mental health problems are being failed when it comes to housing. This needs to change. We want to see everyone with a mental health problem living in a place that's right for them.

Are you having issues with your housing right now?

Head to our information page for help - or check out our new guide to your housing rights.

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Show your support

You can also show your support for the campaign by sharing our video with your friends and family.

By doing this, you'll help us make sure that as many people as possible understand the link between housing and mental health. And you'll help us improve housing for people with mental health problems, for good.

Just click the arrow in the top right corner of the video to share it.

Share our film

Social housing is meant to be safe, secure and low cost. However those of us with mental health problems are more likely to say that it has made our mental health worse.

Watch our film which looks at the barriers Sarah, Nadia and Gabbi faced trying to get social housing.

Share it today and let people know we need a housing system that recognises the needs of those of us with mental health problems.

Housing support

Check out our information page for useful resources including tips on how to cope with your housing situation, your rights and where you can get more support.

Find out more about housing support

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