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 that:
- 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.