Published: 7th Feb 2019

The mental health charity Mind has met with MPs and housing associations to urge them to keep mental health on the housing agenda. Representatives came together at a parliamentary reception in Westminster this past Tuesday (February 5) for the release of Mind’s new film, Beyond Bricks, which explores how poor social housing can impact people’s mental health. Attendees at the event included Jackie Doyle-Price MP, parliamentary under-secretary of state for mental health; Terrie Alafat, CEO of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH); and John Healey MP, shadow secretary of state for housing. Mind’s film comes on the back of new research which has revealed that renters are at greater risk of suffering from poor mental health than people who own their own homes. Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, said: ‘With so much focus on Brexit right now, and key policies relating to housing benefits, it’s refreshing to see so … (To read the full article, subscribe below)