Whilst the people living and working in rough sleeping services recognise that much of the suffering that individuals experience is rooted in early traumatic experiences, access to appropriate treatment remains elusive for the vast majority.
Reasons for poor access to treatment include: the traditional split between mental health and substance use services, beliefs among service providers that this group is “untreatable”, reduction in traumatic stress services, client mistrust of statutory services and difficulties attending outpatient appointments due to drug using patterns, behavioural challenges and high levels of fear-based avoidance.
We believe everyone should have access to high quality therapy and our experience demonstrates that people with histories of rough sleeping and complex difficulties are able to benefit and make positive changes in their lives. Some of the problems that we can help with include:
Trauma including PTSD
Depression and low mood
Managing voices and unusual experiences.
Many of us also have private clinics offering face-to-face and online therapies for the general public.