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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 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.

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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.

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Social housing

Social housing should be a lifeline for those of us with mental health problems who need it. But for many of us this is not the case. Find out more about our campaign to change this.

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Facts and figures

Take a look at some of the facts and figures we've gathered about the impact of housing on our mental health. The result is a stark picture.

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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.

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