During the Self-recovery research project, we have been working to raise awareness of the many ways that living conditions and humanitarian action can affect health.
A safe and secure home contributes to both physical and mental health.
Self-recovery project team members Emma Weinstein Sheffield and Susannah Webb have written an article in the new 8th edition of Shelter Projects which highlights the importance of humanitarian Shelter and Settlement practitioners addressing the connections between homes, living conditions and health. Download by below.
The UK Shelter Forum on May 13th 2022 will include a session on Climate Change, Shelter and Health. Outline of the session available below.
A report of the findings of the session will follow.
In August 2020 we published Towards Healthier Homes in Humanitarian Settings, a report following the first Shelter and Health Learning Event in May 2020.
Please download the report and share the link!
Follow this link to access a simple summary of the ways that homes can be healthier.
Find out more about the connections between adequate housing, mental health and well-being. Download our report Mindful Sheltering.
CARE International and CENDEP convened the
Thematic Session on Shelter and Health at the Global Shelter Cluster's annual meeting on June 9th 2021
Representatives from Health, WaSH, Shelter and MHPSS discussed the multiple connections between Shelter and physical and mental health.
Project team members Sue Webb and Emma Weinstein Sheffield published a blog in April 2020 on the implications of COVID-19 for shelter assistance. The current crisis has highlighted already-existing connections between poor shelter and health.