picture of moneyFinancial worries can affect your mental health.

It can be quite hard to

  • budget each week so you know where your wages have gone
  • build an emergency savings pot in case you suddenly need money – for example, if your boiler breaks
  • plan ahead for life events like weddings and birthdays
  • know what sort of financial products are best.

Useful contacts:

The Money Advice Service is independent and set up by the government to give free impartial money advice. The Money Advice Line 0800 137 7777 or you can see their website for:

  • A budget planner helps you to analyse your household spending and take control of your money
  • Ways to save on household bills
  • Help with managing debt
  • Advice on spotting scams
  • How to save for your retirement

If you are worried about debt, National Debtline offers support. Also Step Change debt charity offers free advice to help get your finances back on track.

Gamblers Anonymous will support people with a gambling problem.

Our employee assistance programme, managed through B&CE, offers impartial financial advice as well as counselling and welfare support.

There is a free pdf booklet about Mental Health and Debt, supported by charities including Mind, on the MoneySavingExpert website.

Getting your finances under control can improve your mental health. If you are worried, get help as soon as possible.