Housing and mental health

A guide to housing and mental health, with information about the impact of housing on your mental health, common problems and how to access support. Includes guidance on the pros and cons of different types of housing.

Your stories

Money, mental health and university

When my mental health is bad I end up going on spending sprees and ruining everything.

Posted on 16/03/2010

Money and mental health - a year of living dangerously close to the edge

Money worries contributed to Jamie's anxiety and panic attacks. He blogs about how he's coped and what he's planning for the future.

Jamie Stevenson
Posted on 11/01/2017

Managing money and being kind to yourself

Siobhan felt anxious and guilty when she didn't stick to a strict budget. She blogs about her experience here.

Posted on 11/01/2017

Why does housing matter?


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.

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