Leaving Bristol’s Streets Behind

04 Sep-07 Sep

Homelessness and poor mental health frequently go hand in hand. Mental health problems can lead to a situation in which an individual first becomes homeless. Likewise, becoming homeless can lead to the development of new or the exacerbation of existing mental health problems. Whichever comes first, the undeniable link between homelessness and mental health issues has been evidenced time and time again. The Mental Health Foundation found that 80% of people in England reported that they were suffering from a mental health condition, with 45% having being diagnosed. In Bristol, mental health is the single largest support need amongst homeless service users, with over 52% suffering from a diagnosed mental health issue.

Leaving Bristol’s Streets Behind is an exhibition of artwork created by local homeless men and women; it explores the impact of mental health on an individual’s journey through homelessness. It features artwork from four of Bristol’s Homelessness Pathways: male only, female only, mixed and substance misuse. This exhibition has kindly been sponsored by Clifton Fine Art.


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Opening Hours

9am – 5pm


04 Sep 2018 - 07 Sep 2018


Fiona Long