Mental Health Awareness Week

14 May 2019
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In honour of Mental Health Awareness Week our Money Advice Officer, Steven, explains how money, debt and mental health are linked – and what you can do to turn things around.

Debt can affect mental health, and mental health can lead to more debt. This can cause a downward spiral and you can easily feel like you’ve lost control. The links are well documented – Martin Lewis has even put together a  comprehensive guide about this. There are plenty real-life illustrations highlighting the problem, for example Jessica’s story.

So what can you do about it?

The best advice is to not suffer in silence – go and get some help. James’ story highlights how getting professional advice can improve mental wellbeing. If you are in debt, there are lots of strategies you can use to turn things around, whether this is an affordable debt management plan or even something more drastic such as insolvency. Things are rarely as bad as they seem, and getting expert advice should take a big weight off your shoulders.

Taking positive steps to get on top of your finances is also a good way to make you feel better about things. Steven’s recent blog is a good starting point and the MoneySavingExpert website has lots of great information to help you along the way.

As always, Steven is available to offer practical help and expert Money Advice as an accredited member of the Institute of Money Advisers. Get in touch for a free appointment.

Testimonials

“We’re really grateful for the excellent service we received from Warrington Housing Association’s Money Adviser and the extra money has made a big difference, helping us hire a gardener and be able to go to LifeTime more often where we enjoy singing in the choir”

Mr & Mrs Holland – WHiA Customers

“I’m so grateful to Warrington Housing Association for reaching out to me to make sure I’m claiming my full benefit entitlements”

Ms Heseltine – WHA Resident

“We couldn’t have navigated the benefits system without the fantastic help we received from Warrington Housing Association’s Money Adviser”

Andrew & Eileen – WHA Residents

“I felt like a big weight had been lifted off my shoulders and that I had somebody on my side”

Barbara, WHA resident

“Warrington Housing Association’s Whia service is great, as it helps people stay in their own home, and this is really complimented by the fact that you are then introduced to their other services like the LifeTime centre – which shows they really care for the community they work in.”

Barry and Lynn

Warrington Housing Association 

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Email: admin@wha.org.uk

Warrington Housing Association, the Gateway, 89 Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1SR

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