Posted by Aston Avery

Talking money this mental health awareness week

More than half (57%) of people who have experienced a mental health problem in the past three years say thinking about their financial situation makes them anxious, according to new research from the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS).

The research, released to mark the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week (9th – 15th May), also shows that they are more likely to be at risk of falling into serious money problems than those who haven’t experienced any mental health problems.

MoneyHelper is encouraging people to seek help if they are worried about money – whether it’s for themselves or someone close to them. Offering support for a range of money matters, it includes tools such as the ‘Bill Prioritiser’, guidance on how to maximise your income and to understand what benefits you might be entitled to, managing your money and mental health, and how to get free expert debt advice.

Aston spoke to Sarah Murphy, senior health, social care and welfare systems strategy lead at Money & Pensions Service.

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