Caroline Siarkiewicz, Chief Executive Officer at the Money and Pensions Service, which provides the MoneyHelper service, says:
“We know that money worries and poor mental wellbeing often go hand in hand. This is a challenging time for many people dealing with the after-effects of the pandemic and cost of living pressures. This is tricky enough for anyone, but can be particularly challenging for people also dealing with a mental health problem.
“Despite this, we know that many people across the UK generally struggle to talk openly about money. This, added with the possibility many could be dealing with feelings of anxiety about money, is concerning because people could be living with the burden of money worries on their own. This can often make things even worse and can feel incredibly lonely. If you are struggling, know that you are not alone, and that help is available.
“We know it can be hard, but if you have money worries it’s best to get help as soon as possible to avoid problems spiralling out of control. Whatever stage you are at – whether you are struggling to keep up with bills, have already fallen behind on payments or need support managing money while dealing with a mental health problem, our MoneyHelperOpens in a new window service can offer free, confidential guidance to those who need it.”