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It’s time to talk about mental health

What is Time to Talk Day?

Today is Time to Talk Day which brings people together to talk about mental health.

Did you know…?

  • 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England;

  • 9 in 10 people who experience mental health problems say they have faced negative treatment from others as a result;

  • 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week in England;

  • 1 in 5 people have suicidal thoughts.

Why is it important to talk about mental health?

Mental health problems are often still treated as taboo subjects, with too many people suffering from mental health problems made to feel alone and isolated. Mental health affects us all, and we should all feel able to talk about it. The more conversations we have about mental health, the more barriers we can break down, which will help to end the stigma surrounding mental health.

Money and mental health

Mental health and money are intricately linked. Mental health problems can make it much harder to manage finances and having to live with financial stress can harm your mental health. Research shows that 50% of adults who are struggling with finances also have mental health issues.

The current pandemic is causing a lot of stress and anxiety over business and personal finances for many people. If you are an individual or business owner facing financial difficulty, the best thing to do is to reach out for advice as soon as possible. Like any problem, trying to ignore or hide from it will only make things worse. The earlier you seek help, the greater the recovery options available.

We are here to help you. We offer free, confidential, and honest advice. And rest assured, we will do everything we can to make you feel comfortable and at ease when you approach us for help.

Mental health organisations that can help

If you are struggling with your mental health, reach out to friends and family for support. There are also several organisations that offer help and support. Please find a list below:

Please note that we are not mental health professionals; this blog is for general information and interest only. If you need help and support with your mental health, please contact one of the organisations above.


National Debtline: Debt advice | Free debt advice | National Debtline | National Debtline
Mind: Mind | Mind, the mental health charity – help for mental health problems