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:
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.
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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 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.
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.
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.
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.