Most people would agree that having a home which is both safe and affordable is extremely important for your general health. If you have poor housing or are homeless, it could increase your chances of developing a mental health problem, or could make an existing one harder to manage.
I don't think the importance of a safe and stable environment can be overstated. In my own case it has been essential.
This information was published in November 2014. We will revise it in 2017.