Money worries are impacting my mental health. Where can I seek support?

If finances are affecting your mental health, there are various sources you can turn to for support or someone to talk to, some of which are included below.

There is a range of support available for our NHS people, such as:

  • a 24/7 confidential text support service available to NHS colleagues who are feeling worried or overwhelmed or need someone to talk to, accessible by texting FRONTLINE to 8525
  • wellbeing apps that NHS staff have been given free access for a given time.

Your own organisation may offer an EAP service that provides confidential support 24/7, seven days a week, with a range of issues such as relationships, stress, legal and financial concerns, bereavement and discrimination.

Find out from your own employer whether this is available and if so, how to access it.

The service’s cost of living page provides information on how you can maintain your mental wellbeing and manage your money as bills rise.

Better Health – Every Mind Matters provides expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.

Provide a non-judgemental listening ear for those who need someone to talk to. Their website provides contact details.

Working in partnership with the NHS, Vita provides talking therapy services, known as IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) and can provide advice and guidance on the best options for you. Talking Therapies offer a broad range of services to suit a variety of circumstances, including self-referral for a psychological assessment, so your journey with them will be unique to you.