Tips for managing your money and mental health in 2020
Making a plan to manage your money better at the start of the New Year can also help you manage your mental health while helping you save money and pay your bills. These savings can then help you pay off any debt you may have. We outline top tips for managing your money and mental health in 2020.
21 December 2019
Five tips for managing your money and mental health on Black Friday
Black Friday sees retailers offer daily deals, trying to persuade consumers to pick up a bargain. Unfortunately, people searching for a great deal can quickly spend more than they had planned, leaving them in debt and impacting their long term mental health and finances. Read our five Black Friday tips to help manage your mental health and money.
25 November 2019
FCA announces new rules on 'buy now pay later' products and overdrafts
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced new regulations on Buy Now Pay Later products and Overdrafts. Sarah-Jayne Whitson explains the new rules and considers if we are moving towards a lending society of affordable credit?
31 October 2019
Changes to Support for Mortgage Interest
The government have announced they will allow people with Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) transfer their SMI loan if they need to move house.
31 July 2019
What to do when debt worries impact on performance at work
Wellbeing in the workplace is a hot topic with more companies recognising the need for a healthy work environment. But what if money problems are causing you added stress outside of work? We explain what to do when debt impacts your work performance.
13 May 2019
Being a carer can affect your mental health and money
Mental Health and Money Advice support carers who struggle both financially and mentally. We conducted a survey to find out how widespread this issue is and what is causing more carers to be affected by poor mental health and financial strain.
13 February 2019
Mental health and financial services podcast
Week three of the Money Advice Trust’s Vulnerability Matters podcast focussed on mental health and financial services. Find out what Sarah Murphy, a founding member of the Mental Health and Money Advice service, had to say.
05 February 2019
Mental health and Money Advice responds to Goverment’s proposed Breathing Space scheme
Mental Health and Money Advice urged the Treasury to ensure the Breathing Space scheme from creditors captures everyone experiencing a mental health crisis and offers those at risk of reaching crisis point additional support.
31 January 2019
Five top tips for managing your spending this Black Friday
Black Friday is a time when seemingly unbelievable offers of products for knock down prices can swamp us. If you're prone to periods of manic spending or use shopping as a way to self-sooth, this period can be really tricky. Find out how we cope with this day here.
22 November 2018
Budget 2018: How does it affect you?
The government's budget 2018 was announced on 29 October 2018. We talk you through the key outtakes for anyone living with a mental health condition.
30 October 2018
Blue Badges available for people suffering from mental illness
People living with mental health conditions will be entitled to Blue Badge parking permits from 2019 following a big overhaul of the disabled parking system.
13 August 2018
What to do if money worries are affecting your mental health
The Mentally Yours podcast focused on money and mental health for Mental Health Awareness Week. Find out what Sarah Murphy, a founding member of the Mental Health and Money Advice service, had to say if money worries are affecting your mental health.
24 May 2018
Why the Mental Health and Money Advice service is helping people with mental illness and money issues
At the Mental Health and Money Advice service, we acknowledge the need to support people who are affected by mental health and money problems. Find out how we are determined to offer help and support to those in need.
11 May 2018
What the 2018 PIP ruling means for those living with mental health issues
A High Court ruling found that the Personal Independence Payments (PIP) policy had discriminated against people with mental health conditions. We explain what the changes could mean for you.