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Key points of this subject

  1. Research shows half of those in problem debt have a mental health problem.
  2. One in four people with mental health problems is also in debt.
  3. People with mental health problems are three times as likely to be in problem debt than those without.
  4. For those in financial difficulty, it’s easy to become worried and stressed about your finances and start to cut back on essentials like food and heating or social activities.
  5. Poor mental health can also lead to low motivation or anxiety, and make it difficult to manage spending.

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  1. Overview
  2. How do financial difficulties lead to poor mental health?
  3. How can poor mental health make managing money difficult?
  4. Further research
  5. Next steps

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