People with mental health issues

Homeless individuals are at least four times more likely to suffer from mental health issues.

Women and man talking at group session: Supporting people with mental health issues

Mental ill health is both a cause and a consequence of homelessness. More than 80% of homeless people reported some form of mental health issue.

The onset of mental illness can trigger, or be part of, a series of events that can lead to homelessness. Mental health issues might well be exacerbated or caused by the stresses associated with being homeless.

Church Homeless Trust’s funding supports people with mental health issues in a number of ways, be it counselling, and confidence building sessions; therapeutic art groups; sporting and physical therapies; and volunteering and training opportunities. People with very high needs may visit external counsellors, but holistic support is the main aim.

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Mental Health Awareness Week

The right support lifts undue stress from vulnerable shoulders