GET HELP Whatever you’re facing, help is out there.

Help with mental health

If you need help with your mental health, or support with caring for someone else, you can find advice on the MindRethink or Mental Health Foundation websites, or at NHS Choices.

For 24-hour support you can also call the Samaritans on 116 123.

If you are worried that you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 999 – you can ask to stay on the line while you wait for help to arrive.

 

Help with money

You can download Martin Lewis’s free guide for everyone struggling with their finances and a mental health problem. It will provide useful resources whether you’re looking for advice for yourself or for someone you care about.

You can also download a standard form for your health care provider to use to tell your creditors about your mental health problems. It helps them to give clear and relevant evidence about how your mental health affects how you deal with money. It is quick to fill in and has been recognised by major UK creditor and advice membership organisations.

If you need more direct help with your finances, there a variety of free-to-use advice and support services with many advisers trained to help those with mental health problems. Citizen’s AdviceStepchange, Christians Against PovertyNational Debtline and Debt Support Trust can all help.

If you need advice regarding your small business, including the self-employed, Business Debtline can help.

Loansharks are illegal moneylenders who often charge very high rates of interest. If you’re worried about a loanshark you can get confidential information and advice, or report illegal activity here.