New online resource for those struggling with money and mental health issues

Manchester Withington MP Jeff Smith has welcomed the launch of a new financial advice service to support those experiencing mental health problems.

The Mental Health and Money Advice service, launched by the charity Mental Health UK, consists of a website with expert tips, free financial tools and calculators, and a list of useful contacts.  The service also includes a referable advice line for those looking for specialist services.

Jeff said:

Mental health issues and financial problems are often linked – people with mental health problems are three times as likely to be in serious debt.

This service aims to break the self-perpetuating cycle of mental health and money issues by providing clear and practical advice, as well as putting people in touch with specialist services if they need them.”

You can access the website by clicking here.

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