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Increase mental health support for those affected by homelessness

Submitted by Jack Lewis on Monday 14th November 2022

Published on Friday 18th November 2022

Current status: Closed

Closed: Thursday 18th May 2023

Signatures: 84

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Anxiety ~ depression ~ Government ~ health services ~ Homeless ~ INCREASE ~ mentalhealth ~ NHS ~ Offered ~ Run ~ The Government ~ The NHS

Petition Action

Increase mental health support for those affected by homelessness

Petition Details

We want the Government to provide funding for bespoke NHS mental health services specifically for those people affected by homelessness.

Additional Information

We also want the Government to provide additional funding for mental health charities to increase the support they offer to those affected by homelessness.

Many homeless people do not receive the help they require to get themselves out of their situations. Some charities refusing to help if a person is struggling with addiction. This leads to many homeless people turning to the NHS, including A&E services, for support. Around half of homeless people suffer from mental health issues, depression and anxiety being the most common. Our proposal could reduce demand on A&E wait times and, in the long run, help reduce the number of people affected by homelessness.

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