Category: Mental health

Veterans enjoy woodcraft workshop

Just before Christmas, veterans enjoyed carpentry workshops that developed their skills and creativity. The Veterans Woodcraft Organisation offers bespoke training and support to homeless veterans in a homeless veterans service… Read more »

Rough sleeper now ‘always smiling’

Terry found himself homeless after a relationship breakdown over financial problems. He has also been battling alcohol dependency since leaving the army many years before. He left the family home… Read more »

Tom’s new clothes

More than 24,000 people in Britain spent the festive period sleeping rough or in cars, trains, buses, or tents, according to research by the charity Crisis. The new research suggests that… Read more »

Christmas crafts create confidence

Christmas can be an isolated time of year for those who have been homeless. But when the right support is available, it can transform someone’s holiday. Rick had to leave his home… Read more »

Double your impact on #GivingTuesday

Your donation to us can have double the impact. From 12pm on 27 November, your donations to us will be generously doubled for a limited time only. Follow this link between 27 Nov… Read more »

Hostel residents enjoy monthly events

Homeless people experience a lot of isolation and need encouragement and support to establish new relationships once in a hostel. Church Homeless Trust has funded a series of events at… Read more »

Help for homeless refugees

Anon refugee

Church Homeless Trust supports asylum seekers in partnership with Housing Justice. While applying for asylum, people are not allowed to work or claim benefits, essentially making them homeless and destitute…. Read more »

Homeless women design mosaics

Mosaic making at women's hostel

Homeless women at a hostel in Westminster have designed and built mosaics for a memorial area in their garden. Women living at Queen Mary’s hostel have experienced homelessness, and may… Read more »

Hostel garden project grows and grows

Forging positive social networks is crucial for homeless people as they prepare to live independently. Studies on the effects of gardening on people’s welfare have shown significant reductions in depression… Read more »

Depression and homelessness

Despair

Poor mental health remains one of the great unaddressed issues surrounding homelessness. In recent months, we have seen a marked increase in the number of applications for our grants that… Read more »


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