Money is a tough subject
Talking or speaking about money problems can be difficult and uncomfortable, and it can cause many of us to feel embarrassed or ashamed.
`This shouldn’t be the case. Having money problems isn’t something to be ashamed about. So many of us deal with them. This has only been heightened in the last eighteen months, where lots of people have faced new or worsened financial difficulty.
Poor mental health can make earning and managing money harder. And worrying about money can make your mental health worse. It can start to feel like a vicious cycle.
We don’t want it to be this way. It doesn’t have to be this way.
“I get so anxious and embarrassed about money that I have cut off friends and family so that they don’t know the truth. This just makes me go deeper into my black hole.”
Investing in Mental Health
Here at Mind, we’ve launched our Investing in Mental Health programme, which aims to support people with mental health problems who are also facing money worries, particularly during the pandemic.
This work is key to our new strategy and strategic priorities, one of which is fighting for people in poverty.
We can often feel overwhelmed when talking about money and mental health problems, but you’re not alone.
Let’s tackle them both, together.
P.S – We’re gearing up for World Mental Health Day on 10th October. You can find out what we are doing this year on our website.
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