Tyfu Tai Cymru (TTC) is a five-year housing policy project which aims to provide insightful analysis and fill evidence gaps to support policy progression. Funded by the Oak Foundation, the project is managed by the Chartered Institute of Housing Cymru.

Tai Pawb (a third sector organisation working to promote equality and social justice in housing) has been appointed by Tyfu Tai to conduct a piece of research, which is aiming to identify actions to improve the provision of mental health support for tenants and landlords in the Private Rented Sector (PRS). Tyfu Tai Cymru is doing this work as follow-up to workshops held across Wales where people said they wanted to understand more about the services available for landlords and tenants with mental health problems.

The World Health Organisation define mental health as: “a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.”

Mental health problems affect around one in four people in any given year. They range from common problems, such as depression and anxiety, to rarer problems such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. There are many different kinds of mental health problems - there is a good list of the different kinds on Mind’s website.  

We would like to know more about your experiences of working with tenants who have experienced mental health problems, or with supporting landlords who rent to tenants who have mental health problems.

We welcome multiple individual responses from an organisation.