Four in every five homeless people suffer from a mental health problem. 

Yet all too often, homeless people slip through the gaps in mental health services, or are denied access to treatment. 

If left untreated, poor mental health – often stemming from experiences such as childhood or adult trauma, family breakdown or bereavement – can result in a vicious cycle, condemning vulnerable people to a life on the streets.

Selma's Story

After losing her partner suddenly, Selma's grief and shock developed into depression. Feeling that her whole world had fallen apart, she turned to drinking and soon found herself homeless.

"I just felt lost. I didn’t feel like me at all. But working with the therapist has helped me to rebuild my life, my confidence. I feel like me again."

After moving into our hostel in Camden in 2017, Selma began attending 1-1 in-house therapy sessions provided by SHP, which supported her to work through her grief and rebuild her confidence. Now she feels ready to take the final steps to independence - looking for her own rented flat, seeking work and confident that she won't find herself in this situation again.

With £1bn of funding slashed from homeless services compared to a decade ago, homeless people are more vulnerable now than ever. 

We urgently need your help to provide essential psychotherapeutic support to people in our hostels.

With the right support, people can break the cycle of homelessness and transform their lives.

Donate now to help them leave homelessness behind, for good.

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