Addressing the rise of homelessness in the UK
The experience of homelessness is traumatic, isolating, and destructive, and homeless people are some of the most vulnerable and excluded in our society.
- Almost one in ten people have reported being homeless at some point
- Homeless people experience very poor physical and mental health. Statistics show that to 70% of homeless people have mental health problems
- 80,000 young people experience homelessness every year
While job availability and affordable housing are important, mental health is critical to preventing homelessness.
Our approach: tools to overcome traumatic stress and improve mental health
The David Lynch Foundation UK collaborates with leading charities and organisations to empower homeless men and women with a simple, self-sufficient and powerful tool to relieve stress and to help overcome negative emotions and addictive behavior. This tool—Transcendental Meditation—has been shown by hundreds of peer-reviewed studies to provide relief from stress and stress-related illness. Key findings include:
- Reduced substance abuse
- Decreased anger and conflict
- Reduced insomnia
- Decreased anxiety
- Reduced symptoms of depression
- Improved job performance
About Transcendental Meditation
Transcendental Meditation is a simple, natural, effortless technique, easily learned by anyone, regardless of age, educational background, or walk of life. Practised for twenty minutes, twice daily, the technique produces a profound state of rest and relaxation that heals the lingering effects of deeply traumatic experiences and allows individuals to move forward with their lives.
Help support the Foundation’s outreach to the homeless
Thousands of men and women are victims of homelessness every year. Please help to provide the healing benefits of TM to men, women and children in UK to overcome the traumatic stresses that fuelled their descent into homelessness.