HOW DOES HOMELESSNESS FEEL?
Lacking a secure place to stay can have a huge affect on our mental wellbeing. Being homeless, experiencing problems in your home, or coping with housing problems can be incredibly tough. Figuring out the processes and talking to the right people can also feel very overwhelming.
A study from 2014 showed that 80% of homeless people in the UK have struggled with mental health due to their housing situation.
The emotional effects of being homeless can make it more difficult to change your circumstances.
If you are experiencing homelessness you may feel:
- Low self-esteem
- Like life isn’t worth living
Anyone can become homeless. Being homeless does not define someone. No matter what reason you are facing challenges around your living circumstances, help is available.