Health And Wellbeing: Being homeless has a negative impact on someone’s health and makes it difficult to access health services.
What Is The Solution?
LifeMattersFoundation works with Health professionals and other services to help less privileged people around the world recover and move on from homelessness.
Your Lovehelp and donation also have a role to play in preventing people from becoming homeless in the first place.
Having a safe home reduces the risk of developing health conditions commonly experienced by people living on the streets.
Being homeless is stressful and damages mental health.
Ill-health can be the trigger which causes Poor mental health which is both a cause and consequence of homelessness. There is a higher rate of mental health problems amongst the homeless population than the general population.
The onset of mental illness can trigger, or be part of, a series of events that can lead to homelessness.
Additionally, mental health issues might well be exacerbated or caused by the stresses associated with being homeless.
A report for Crisis (Mental Ill Health in the Adult Single Homeless Population (2009)) found that homeless people were nearly twice as likely to have experienced mental health problems as the general population.
The rate of psychosis was 4-15 times as prevalent than in the general population.
The same research shows that as a person’s housing becomes more stable the rate of serious mental illness decreases.
You are a solution, your lovehelp donations, and contributions support so many poor lives in Belgium, Africa, and around the world to get access to health and social services and counseling.
They also get lovehelp health support to help improve their self-esteem, boosting their confidence to interact with others, and form relationships. This helps them to feel part of a community.
Volunteers play an essential role in the work of LifeMattersFoundation.
Please become a sponsor today, your presence in their life will be a lasting blessing they will never forget!
Together you can help make a lasting change today because there is a job for everyone!