Money and your mental health
In this episode of 'The penny drops', our host Andrea Fox talks to fashionpreneur and mental health campaigner George David Hodgson and Brian Semple, Head of External Affairs at the independent charity Money & Mental Health. This month we look at how our finances can affect our mental health, and vice versa, with lots of helpful tips on everything from employee rights to where to go for support.How can you find more information?
Royal London recommends you seek professional independent financial advice before making financial decisions. You can learn more about the value of financial advice on our website, or visit Unbiased to find a trusted professional in your area.
You can also find lots of helpful information about finances and mental health, some of which are mentioned in this episode, on the following sites:
Work and employment Mind: www.mind.org.uk/information-support/legal-rights/discrimination-at-work/telling-my-employer Citizens Advice: www.citizensadvice.org.uk/work/rights-at-work/sick-pay/getting-money-when-youre-off-work-sick
Health services and support groups Mind: www.mind.org.uk/about-us/local-minds/local-minds NHS, GP Services: www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/gps NHS, Mental Health and Wellbeing: www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression
Urgent helpIf you need to speak to someone, you can call the Samaritans anytime, day or night, on 116 123.
This month’s episode was recorded in February 2020, before any Government restrictions were put in place in relation to coronavirus. For more information on the new measures and financial support being offered by the Government, please visit gov.uk/coronavirus.
Please note that all topics discussed in this episode can vary depending on your personal circumstances. Any figures quoted were accurate at the time of recording.