Fuel poverty and mental health

Fuel Poverty is a particular issue affecting mental health service users and carers and MHNE members need to further develop our knowledge and understanding to enable us to identify people who may experience fuel poverty and able to find ways of supporting them.

Warm Minds Project

NEAThe Warm Minds project came about as a result of MHNE’s members having expressed concern about fuel poverty issues affecting their vulnerable clients and service users. There was concern that they did not know how to best advise their clients and signpost them to the assistance available.

MHNE recruited National Energy Action (NEA) to work in partnership to help our members by developing and delivering a project which would enable MHNE members, via their staff and volunteers, to give up to date advice and support on fuel poverty issues to their staff and service users.  

Project documents:

Take Control booklet that was produced as part of this project

A summary of the outcomes of the project