World Mental Health Day: Survey Reveals the Importance of Our Homes on Mental Health

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A study marking World Mental Health Day has revealed that one in four homeowners want a better-designed home to improve their mental health and happiness.

The study, from the Royal Institute of British Architects(opens in new tab) (RIBA), sought to understand the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on homeowners and how this has affected the way we live and work at home.

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.