What you need to know about the household energy price cap decrease
Mental Health and Money Advice shares what you need to know about the household energy price cap decrease, along with important changes to involuntary prepayment meter installations.
22 February 2024
Navigating Fuel Poverty: How to keep your home warm this Christmas
As we acknowledge Fuel Poverty Awareness Day on November 30th, Change Mental Health and Mental Health and Money Advice provide simple, actionable tips to help you make your home warmer this Christmas.
27 November 2023
What does the Autumn Statement 2023 mean for you?
On Wednesday 22nd November, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced a range of measures that will impact many people financially in various aspects of their lives. There has been a lot of speculation about the impact the changes may bring in the midst of a cost-of-living crisis which will naturally cause anxiety and concern. In this blog, we will highlight what changes are being planned and how they may impact your personal and household finances.
24 November 2023
Managing your money and mental health on Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Flash sales can be risky during periods of poor mental health. Learn how to control your money and manage your mental health on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
20 November 2023
How to save money at Christmas 2023 and New Year's 2024
The holiday season, including Christmas, New Year’s, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, is typically a time of gift-giving, dinners, parties, and celebration, but all of this can bring added financial stress, particularly during the continuing cost-of-living crisis. For the 2023 holiday season and beyond, we've compiled a new list of tips and advice for saving money that builds on our page from last year.
13 November 2023
This Talk Money Week, read our conversation guides around money worries
Talk Money Week (November 6th – 12th), run by Money and Pensions Service, is an annual awareness campaign devoted to encouraging us to be more open about money worries and finances with our loved ones. Making money matters easily digestible is at the heart of what we do at Mental Health and Money Advice, so we want to encourage you to read our guides to support you in having open conversations about money.
06 November 2023
Conquer the Cost-of-Living Crisis: 5 Tips for Talk Money Week
In the spirit of Talk Money Week, we want to provide you with five practical tips to navigate the challenges posed by the ever-increasing cost of living.
02 November 2023
Challenge Poverty Week: Inadequate Incomes
In light of Challenge Poverty Week, Change Mental Health and Mental Health and Money Advice explores the impact of inadequate incomes during the cost-of-living crisis and, more importantly, what support options you have available.
02 October 2023
What is the impact of savings on mental health?
Having savings can not only help you meet purchase goals over time, it can be a great benefit to our mental health and sense of security. In this blog, we’ll talk about the mental health benefits of having savings, including some advice on how to start.
19 September 2023
Should you be worried about rising mortgage interest rates?
Mortgage rates have hit the highest since the 2008 financial crisis and recession, prompting many homeowners and renters to worry about what this might mean for their home security. In this article, we’ll cover the details of why housing security is so important to mental health, what rates are rising, who it may impact, what to do if you’re feeling worried, and what support is available.
19 July 2023
What is financial anxiety?
Financial anxiety, or money anxiety, is a feeling of worry about your money situation. This can include your income, your job security, your debts, and your ability to afford necessities and non-essentials. For Mental Health Awareness Week, we take a look at some of the causes and symptoms of financial anxiety, and how to cope with them.
16 May 2023
World Bipolar Day
Here at the Mental Health and Money Advice Service, we receive many referrals from people who live with bipolar disorder and are struggling to manage their finances. In this article, we explore some of the ways you can manage your finances as well as the support available.
30 March 2023
Why debt can happen to anyone, and how shame can shape our relationship with money
For Debt Awareness Week 2023, we share how debt can happen to anyone, but how shame, our upbringings and our relationship with money can affect how we manage our finances.
20 March 2023
Let’s Get Talking about Student Mental Health: University Mental Health Day
Thursday, March 9th 2023 marks University Mental Health Day. We offer some tips on how to look after your mental health as a student and some of the ways you can mark University Mental Health Day.
08 March 2023
Which Cost-of-Living Payments Have Been Announced for 2023
With the cost-of-living crisis continuing to affect our financial and mental health, we discuss the newly announced cost-of-living grants for 2023, including who is eligible to receive these cost-of-living payments and what support is available to you.
23 January 2023
How to save money this Christmas and New Year’s
The holiday season, including Christmas and New Year's, can be a stressful time for your finances, especially during the cost-of-living crisis. From tips for cutting back to ways you can save money on presents, check out our tips for saving money and improving your mental health in the process this holiday season.
13 December 2022
Tips for managing your money and mental health in 2023
Planning ahead at the start of a new year can help you manage your money better while also helping you manage your mental health and stress related to money. We share tips and advice for helping you manage your money in 2023, pay off your debts, and afford the things you want.
12 December 2022
Scottish Child Disability Payment
The Scottish Child Disability Payment is a new benefit offered by Social Security Scotland to support families of children with a disability or long-term physical or mental health condition. Find out if you can claim today.
24 November 2021
How to budget your money during the COVID-19 outbreak
The COVID-19 outbreak has caused a number of people to lose their jobs or have a reduced income. We explain how to budget during the COVID-19 outbreak so you feel more in control of your finances and mental health.
25 March 2020
Mental health and money advice for COVID-19 outbreak
Find out how to look after your money and mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak, providing you with valuable support during this difficult time.
24 March 2020
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
Debt Arrangement Scheme 2019 changes
The new Debt Arrangement Scheme (DAS) 2019 Amendment Regulations will come into force on November 4th, 2019. Find out the main changes and how they might affect you.
31 October 2019
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.