In the delivery plans we are committed to a range of activities to support the financial wellbeing of people living with mental health problems.
We are producing Best Practice Guidance for Creditors so they can appropriately support their customers who may be living with mental health problems.
There will further be in-depth research into the experiences of people from ethnic minority communities in relation to both mental health and debt.
Following a successful pilot, our Money Guiders programme is also to be made available to all Employment Advisers who work in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies services across England, ensuring that people experiencing mental health problems have access to both employment support and money guidanceOpens in a new window
The Mental Health & Money Toolkit that MaPS supported Mental Health UK to produce has now been extended to Wales (including a Welsh language version) and, with the support of Scottish Government, shared with every GP surgery across Scotland. A version for Northern Ireland is being developed.
We also continue to fund and evaluate a dedicated service which processes referrals into the Mental Health Crisis Breathing Space Scheme and provides debt advice and support to customers experiencing a mental health crisis.