Tag: Mental health

Members of Outside In with John Healy MP

Outside In inside Westminster!

St Mungo’s has released new research this week- Stop the Scandal: the case for action on mental health and rough sleeping – thanks to the valuable experience and input from our clients. To launch the report, our clients went to Parliament and wrote to the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP, to request […] Read more

Dec 2nd | Catherine Glew | Campaigns, Uncategorized
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On the other side…

The St Mungo’s Peer Advice Link (PAL) helps people make a transition from supported housing to independent living. PAL is staffed entirely by volunteers with experiences of move on services themselves. After years spent in and out of prison, Seth, a PAL volunteer, has regained a sense of purpose in life through volunteering for the […] Read more

Nov 14th | Martin Kitara | Hostels, shelters & projects, Real life stories, Uncategorized, Volunteering
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56 days to prevent homelessness

In 56 days time MPs will have the chance to help make some major improvements to the homelessness legislation. On 28 October we need MPs to turn up in Parliament to help turn the Homelessness Reduction Bill into law. Why is 56 days important? The Homelessness Reduction Bill would give councils 56 days to help […] Read more

Sep 2nd | Bea Orchard | Campaigns, Key posts
St Mungo's Broadway rough sleeper outreach 2 LR

Help change the law on homelessness

The Communities and Local Government Select Committee has released its report calling for a new government strategy to address homelessness in England. The report comes out strongly in favour of the new Homelessness Reduction Bill – great news for our Stop the Scandal campaign. Francesca from our Campaigns team explains the importance of the Bill and […] Read more

Aug 19th | Team | Campaigns, Key posts
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Homelessness and Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep can really help improve our mental health and wellbeing. In a recent survey we found that most Brits would rate having a comfy bed and feeling safe as the secret behind being rested and ready for the next day. But what happens if you’re homeless? How do you find somewhere safe to […] Read more

May 19th | David | Guest blogs, Real life stories
A typical night as an Outreach worker.

Stop the Scandal of people with mental health illness sleeping rough

Greg, an Outreach worker in Brighton, explains why people must join us to call upon David Cameron and #StoptheScandal of people with mental health illness sleeping on the streets. In the Brighton Street Outreach Service, we find people who are sleeping rough and support them to move into accommodation. And every time I walk the streets of Brighton […] Read more

Feb 25th | Greg | Campaigns, Guest blogs, Real life stories
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Stop the Scandal: Alex’s story

Alex’s story shows the shocking reality for people who find themselves sleeping rough with a mental health problem and why we’re campaigning to Stop the Scandal. Despite having slept rough in the same spot in London outside a church for three and a half years, no one knew very much about Alex. Not even her […] Read more

Feb 24th | Campaigns Team | Campaigns, Hostels, shelters & projects, Real life stories
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Stop the Scandal: Patrick’s story

Please join me and support St Mungo’s Stop the Scandal campaign asking David Cameron to make sure people with mental health problems are not stuck sleeping rough. When I became homeless I was in a very dark place due to a traumatic experience in my past which affected my mental health. I started using substances […] Read more

Feb 24th | Patrick | Campaigns, Guest blogs, Real life stories
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Many happy returns for Clapham’s Wellbeing Day

One of our clients, Kim, tells us about her time at the Wellbeing Day’s second birthday party. Wellbeing Day happens weekly in Clapham and provides a space for our clients to develop new skills, express themselves, and recover through creativity. Your Wellbeing Centre is quite difficult to find at first. Clue: It’s not the invisible one […] Read more

Feb 4th | Chloe Green | Guest blogs, Hostels, shelters & projects, Real life stories, Support
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Healthy gardens, healthy projects, healthy people

As people up and down the country are tending to their gardens, Martin Calderwood, Coordinator for our Putting Down Roots initiative, tells us how gardening can create a sense of health and wellness in people’s lives. Read more

Jun 22nd | Martin Calderwood | Hostels, shelters & projects, Key posts

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