Money and mental health
With rising energy bills and ongoing price increases, it’s no wonder that we are worrying more about money. Worries about money can have a serious impact on your mental health. And your mental health can affect how you manage your money – it can start to feel like a vicious cycle.
Learning how mental health and money are connected might help if you’re struggling. Sorting things out might feel like an overwhelming task. And lots of things may be out of your control. But try taking things one step at a time.
Here are some resources from Mind that you may find helpful…
The link between money and mental health – Learn more about how the two affect each other, and get tips for getting to know your money and mood patterns.
Organising your finances – Find out how to manage your money when you’re unwell, including what to do if you can’t afford bills or food, and how to plan ahead.
Claiming benefits – You might be able to claim benefits if you have a mental health problem. Find out what you could claim, and the steps involved in claiming.
Dealing with services – Find out how to tell services you have a mental health problem, and get tips for managing phone calls, appointments and opening letters.
Getting support – It can feel hard to talk about money problems. But if you need professional money advice, or support with your mental health, there is help available.
Other useful links…
Help paying your bills – Information from the Mayor of London website, including steps you can take to save on your regular living costs and get support to keep costs down.
Citizens Advice Kensington & Chelsea – Free, confidential and impartial advice to help everyone find a way forward, whatever problem they face. Call their free advice line on 0808 278 7982 (9am-5pm, Mon-Fri)
Navigators – Community Living Well Navigators are for people over 16 who experience mental health problems whilst under the care of their GP, and their carers. They can offer practical support with a range of issues and support you to access specialist advice, information and other services. You can refer yourself to this service or ask your GP to refer you.
Author: Stewart Gillespie
Posted on: 19th October 2023