Homelessness and mental health are both very important issues which have rightly received a lot of media attention – but there is less understanding of the complex links between them. According to Homeless Link, in 2014, 80% of homeless people in England reported that they had mental health issues, with 45% having been diagnosed with a mental health condition.
Cambridge Homeless Outreach Programme and Student Minds Cambridge are co-hosting a panel event on homelessness and mental health on Monday 4th February, 7-8.30pm in the Lightfoot Room, Old Divinity School. With speakers from Mind, Cambridge Street and Mental Health Outreach Team, the Dual Diagnosis Team and Victoria Project, this will be an informative event aimed at raising awareness of the intersection between homelessness and mental health, how these issues can be tackled in an integrated in a complex way, and what students can do if they or someone they know is experiencing homelessness and/or mental health problems. We hope to see you there – check out our Facebook event to let us know if you’re coming!
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