Shelter: The impact of housing problems on mental health

This new report from Shelter reveals that the mental health of millions of people in England has suffered in the last five years because of housing problems. As a result, many have sought help from their GPs.

Key Findings

  • General Practitioners (GPs) spontaneously identified housing issues when discussing factors involved in their patients’ mental health presentations.
  • Where housing was seen as the sole cause of mental health conditions, the most commonly cited conditions were anxiety and depression.
  • Where patients presented with a mental health condition that was linked to problems with housing, the GPs selfidentified a knowledge and support gap.

Read the full report here

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