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Levelling Up: Money and Mental Health in Northern Ireland and the North West 

How to stop people with mental health problems being priced out of public transport

Putting financial wellbeing at the core of the new 10-year plan for mental health and the national suicide prevention plan

What the FCA’s new ‘Consumer Duty’ means for customers with mental health problems

Event catch-up: Launching our levelling up report

Why the next government needs to ‘level up’ for people with mental health problems

A good signal from telecoms on the cost of living – but more is needed to support people with mental health problems

How Mental Health Act reform could prevent financial difficulty for people with severe mental illness 

A(nother) step towards tackling online scammers

How can the government ensure that Breathing Space reaches more people?

Cost of living crisis: what’s the mental health impact?

Ofgem is changing the energy price cap every 3 months – here’s what it means for people with mental health problems

Paying fairly? What Ofwat’s new guidelines mean for people with mental health problems

What the government’s new cost-of-living announcements means for people with mental health problems

Cost of living – where you can get help

Introducing: Amanda Cole

What telecom providers need to do to support people struggling to pay

Four takeaways from the Queen’s Speech

Managed migration: how government can protect people with mental health problems moving to Universal Credit

How local government can support people with mental health problems through the cost of living crisis

When the disability pay gap and the cost of living crisis collide

What’s next in the fight to tackle online scams? 

Protecting people’s wellbeing in the cost of living crisis

How energy suppliers can support customers with mental health problems through the energy crisis

How the area you live in impacts your mental health

Three steps towards effective debt advice

How councils can support people with mental health problems through the latest rise in council tax

Too many people with severe mental illness are left struggling alone with their finances

How the energy crisis is impacting people with mental health problems

Introducing: Dom Taylor

Why the Spring Statement doesn’t go far enough to support people with mental health problems

Two years of progress in helping banks tackle gambling harms

A campaign win: the government acts on our call to tackle online scam adverts

The devastating mental health impact of needing to use food banks

How our new guide can help your firm meet its legal duties under the Equality Act

Five different ways the pandemic has affected finances for people with mental health problems

Is 2022 the year we finally crack down on scammers?

Introducing: Becca Stacey

Campaign victory – protecting funding for debt advice

Health and disability benefits aren’t generous enough to support vulnerable people through the cost of living crisis

The Universal Credit Help to Claim services is changing – here’s how it could affect people with mental health problems

Tackling mental health inequalities should be a central part of “Levelling Up”

The energy price cap rise: Five ways energy firms can better support customers with mental health problems

People with mental health problems say they aren’t getting Equality Act protections from essential services companies

What new work-related sanctions on Universal Credit will mean for people with mental health problems

Three ways banks can maintain the momentum for supporting customers experiencing gambling-related harm

Living with gambling addiction: What can the financial services industry do to help?

Reasons to be cheerful

“Help-seekers and multi-strugglers”: Who felt the worst mental health and financial effects of the pandemic?

How health and social care providers can help people with mental health problems avoid financial difficulty

The FCA’s Consumer Duty could be transformative for people with mental health problems

Why essential services need to listen to experts by experience

What can essential services firms and local authorities learn about supporting vulnerable customers from our new research?

LISTEN BACK: Martin Lewis talks about our new research on You and Yours

Money and mental health in a time of crisis

Buy Now Pay Later and mental health – what’s the cost?

How HMRC can ease the pressure on people in problem debt

Supporting people with mental health problems with council tax

Better blocks and beyond: highlights from our gambling conference

Caught in a trap: Making it easier to leave a subscription

Budget 2021: More trick than treat for those most in need of support

Online Safety Bill: Martin Lewis calls on MPs to include scam ads

How our Research Community helped get information about money and mental health into GP surgeries

World Mental Health Day: Time to tackle financial inequalities for people with mental health problems

Shaping the future of health and disability benefits

The end of furlough means accessible support is more vital than ever

Two further banks have become Mental Health Accessible

What the energy crisis means for vulnerable customers

Time to crack down on scam ads: Our response to the Joint Committee on the Draft Online Safety Bill

Set Up To Fail: Lords make the case for government to act

Introducing: Rachel Fergusson

Gordon Moody: Women and gambling

How creditors can reduce the stress around debt problems

Depression and memory loss: A hidden barrier to employment

How government can make it easier for people moving from legacy benefits to Universal Credit

Time flies when you’re having fun

Introducing: Alexis Stevens

Energy price cap rise: Why firms must take action now to improve debt communications

What the FCA’s duty of care means for people with mental health problems

How can banks best support their customers with gambling problems?

Flexible working: what happens after 19 July?

Mental health and the pandemic: What do the latest ONS stats tell us?

Carers are struggling to support loved ones with their Universal Credit claims

It ain’t (just) what you do it’s the way that you do it

Three ways the DWP can make it easier for people to access Universal Credit

Research Community members help improve support for people with money problems

People who need help with Universal Credit are being #SetUpToFail

The Online Safety Bill: a missed opportunity to stop online scams

Set up to fail report and campaign launch research and campaign launch

Reducing risky gambling using behavioural insights

My mental health and income story

3 ways the Mental Health Act can be changed to better tackle money and mental health problems

Gambling Act review: A chance to make gambling safer by design

Accessibility is too often forgotten about in website design

Our money and our mind

Questions remain about government plans for mental health and suicide prevention

Webinar: Breaking the link between online financial harms and mental health problems

A safer net – reducing online harm for people with mental health problems

Seven ways employers and government can help workers with mental health problems thrive during the pandemic

Employers should take up the fight for better mental health services

Stopping the Charge across the UK – two countries down, two to go

Budget to “protect livelihoods” misses many people with mental health problems

What’s next for Mental Health Accessible in 2021?

Introducing: Richard Taylor

New FCA guidance means banks must improve treatment of vulnerable customers

New ONS data highlights mental health living standards inequalities

What I’ve learned from the last six months

Three changes the government should make to the benefits system to support people through the pandemic

What the Financial Lives survey tells us about money and mental health during the pandemic

Changes to online slot machines shows the opportunity to tackle gambling harm

How to close the mental health income gap

Three key takeaways from the Woolard Review into unsecured credit

Webinar: How can we close the mental health income gap?

Introducing: Georgia Preece

Putting flexibility at the forefront in the workplace

Income data visualisation

What’s the relationship between ethnicity and the mental health income gap?

To “build back better”, we need to tackle the inequalities exposed by the pandemic

Digital exclusion – what’s the cost of no connection?

How the government can protect people with mental health problems from online scams

How banks and retailers can help people stay in control of online spending

Mental health, Covid and the Spending Review: let’s not go back to ‘normal’

Ofcom backs our call for telecomms providers to improve support for customers with mental health problems

A toolkit to help people improve their mental and financial health

Lessons from my time at Money and Mental Health

Online shopping and mental health

Prioritising my mental health has come at a cost – literally

How Peabody has made its debt letters more supportive

Research Officer

Farewell reflections

Lessons from our conference: How can banks support people with gambling problems?

Supporting those with problem debt during the pandemic

3 takeaways from our conference for financial services firms on tackling gambling harms

Bank card gambling blockers: a story of progress

A toolkit to help organisations tackle gambling related financial harm

We stopped the most distressing Debt Threats!

Mind the mental health income gap

Closing the mental health income gap

How has the pandemic affected young people’s mental health and employment?

It’s time for more firms to become Mental Health Accessible

Introducing: Haylie Page

Reflecting on my time at Money and Mental Health

3 takeaways from our recent webinar on online gambling and mental health

Introducing our new checklist for debt advice services

Ofcom’s guidance for treating vulnerable customers fairly: a welcome direction in our current circumstances

Martin Lewis: Looking back at our highlights from 2019/20

Making free debt advice accessible to people with mental health problems

Making online gambling a safer bet for people with a mental health problem

Event catch-up: Sharing our benefits and income research with Parliament

What makes a good job application?

Event catch-up: Launching our work on income and mental health

How coronavirus has affected the income of people with mental health problems

MPs back our call to Stop the #DebtThreats

Time for government to Stop the Debt Threats during Covid-19

3 acts of kindness we want to see this Mental Health Awareness week

Introducing: Chris Lees

How to get support with shopping during the pandemic

The difficulties getting mental health support during the pandemic

Event catch-up: presenting our Covid-19 research in Parliament

The government can do more to help people access benefits during Covid-19

Are you worried about gambling during the pandemic?

How essential services providers can support customers during Covid-19

The government must act to stop ‘debt threat’ letters during the Covid-19 outbreak

Three reflections on the FCA’s coronavirus support measures

People with mental health problems need more financial support during coronavirus crisis

Tools to help you manage money during the coronavirus outbreak

How the government can ensure people can access benefits during the coronavirus outbreak

Joint letter to Thérèse Coffey

Covid-19: managing your mental and financial wellbeing

Covid-19 and Budget 2020: what they mean for financial wellbeing

Buy now, pay later: how can retailers make it safer?

Introducing: Alice Rose

Introducing: Conor D’Arcy

Practical advice for creditors to support customers with mental health problems

Bailiff reform: A year has passed and we need action

Overlooked and underregulated: Online spaces and financial harms

It’s time to talk about debt – and make it easier to get help

Introducing: Juno Bhardwaj Shah

Introducing our Interim Chief Executive

Mental health is at the heart of the UK’s new Strategy for Financial Wellbeing

Get involved in our new project to tackle problem gambling

The links between problem gambling, self-harm and mental health

Five gold things…reasons to be cheerful in 2020

My money and mental health story

General Election 2019: Reforming Power of Attorney

General election 2019: A fair deal in markets for people with mental health problems

Calling time on bad telecoms services

Prevention is better than cure

General Election 2019: Making sick pay work and reforming the benefits system

General election 2019: Making money advice available as part of NHS care

General election 2019: How the next govenment can help prevent suicide

Gambling blocks: The odds are that your bank now offers one

Introducing the Money and Mental Health general election manifesto

Event catch up: Launching our new Data Protecting report

How banks can use customer financial data to help people avoid money problems

How the energy sector can improve support for people with mental health problems

World Mental Health Day: Lenders back our call to Stop the Debt Threats

Local and national action needed to improve debt collection practices

1 October: The day we really will ‘stop the charge’ (in England…)

How can we help students avoid financial difficulty?

Breaking the link between financial difficulty and suicide

Meet our new Advisory Board members

Preventing financial difficulty: share your expertise with us

Introducing Katrina Gaffney

Making Power of Attorney work for people with mental health problems

Government plans for personal health budgets don’t go far enough

Event catch-up: launching our ‘A little help from my friends’ report

Introducing our Annual Review: our highlights from the past year

The FCA calls on firms to improve support for vulnerable customers

Five takeaways from the new prevention green paper

Four reflections on my internship at Money and Mental Health

Making it easier for people to get help from friends to manage money

Event catch-up: launching the Mental Health Accessible standards

Introducing: Mental Health Accessible standards for essential services

A new strategy for Money and Mental Health

Putting mental health on the diversity agenda

A call for action to improve how the energy sector treats vulnerable customers

A big step towards tackling the financial and psychological costs of overdrafts

Insuring a fair deal for people with mental health problems

How financial services firms can support people in crisis, and their loved ones

Our #DebtThreats debate: the government says changing debt letters is ‘top priority’

Universal design: how financial firms can make their systems work for everyone

Unpicking the Treasury Committee report: Access to cash and gambling blocks

Treasury Select Committee backs our Stop the #DebtThreats campaign

There is more to Parliament than what’s on TV

Mummy and mental health

Our birthday wish-list

Important steps towards stamping out bad bailiff behaviour

Beyond a label: taking a broader view of mental health, debt and vulnerability

How small changes can make a big difference

Money and mental health

The FCA has given government the green light to stop debt threat letters

The role of essential services in preventing suicide

Making the benefits system accessible to people with severe mental illness

Event catch-up: launching ‘The benefits assault course’ report in Parliament

Welcome steps on benefits reforms, but much more to be done to make the system accessible

How to make the benefits system more accessible for people with mental health problems

Unmissable: The link between debt, mental health problems and missing people

The BMA agrees to #StopTheCharge

Calling time on bad bailiff behaviour

Introducing: Adenike Adebiyi

Event catch-up: launching our new work programme on data, AI and mental health

#TimetoTalk: A little more conversation – and a lot more action, please

Financial difficulties and suicide: taking a closer look at the numbers

Our new work programme: Using financial data to support people with mental health problems

Reflections on six months at Money and Mental Health

Introducing: Brian Semple

Cash in or cash out?

A Long Term Plan for mental health, not just mental health services

Money and Mental Health’s 2018 in numbers

FCA high-cost credit review: moving towards a fairer system

Launching our campaign to Stop the #DebtThreats in parliament

A campaign victory: Barclays introduces spending controls for customers

How local authorities can help break the link between problem debt and suicide

You can help us stop the #DebtThreats

Making debt advice work for people with mental health problems

Being your own boss: the upsides and challenges for people with mental health problems

Why I’m alarmed by the alarmism around technology and our mental health

Report launch: Too ill to work, too broke not to

The government should go further in fixing Universal Credit roll-out

Too ill to work, too broke not to

Budget 2018: Tough on problem debt, but not the causes of debt?

Never just a number: the value of debt advice

Progress in the bank towards tackling problem gambling

What’s next after the five year forward view – thinking sideways

Talking about my generation: We’re looking for more young people to share their stories with us

Money and mental health in the US: Why systems matter

The daily struggle of living without a basic appliance

Anything but Brexit: What we’d like to see debated at party conference

Tell Mind about your experiences of Universal Credit

Share your experience of financial difficulty and suicide

Why aren’t banks doing more for customers with mental health problems?

The social housing green paper – a vision for change

A transatlantic perspective on money and mental health problems

A nudge in the right direction – Ofcom’s recent announcement

Mental health, Blue Badges – and why we need a bigger cake

Introducing our new Director – Helen Undy

Counting the cost of government debt collections

Practical recovery – a counsellor’s perspective

Introducing: Liam Hill

A collective campaign win: The Financial Conduct Authority & vulnerability

Martin Lewis: The fight to divorce mental health and debt

Setting the Standards – Minimum standards and best practice

Accessibility and mental health

Film: John’s story

Giving more power to vulnerable customers – Ofgem’s annual review

Universal Credit: When problems outweigh the benefits

Balancing autonomy and risk – extending personal health budgets to people using mental health services

Why holistic care is vital – an insider’s view of psychiatry

What the Money and Mental Health internship has meant to me

Our response to the FCA’s action on high-cost credit

High-cost short-term credit: The significance of borrowing money online

Balancing the risks of data sharing

The importance of holistic support

The hidden costs of stress and anxiety

Another campaign win – a bank that lets you block gambling

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018: Promoting financial wellbeing at work

Informal borrowing and mental health problems: our new research

The Commission for Customers in Vulnerable Circumstance – Energy UK’s new initiative

A review of the 2014 Bailiff Reforms: the importance of experts

A discussion on rent arrears and mental health

Loan sharks – a personal story

Recovery Space – you did it!

Breathing Space in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales – everyone should benefit

Taking our Recovery Space campaign to Downing Street

Where the heart is

A policy win – shaping today’s consumer green paper

Navigating the benefits system during a mental health crisis

What we stand to lose if we stop sharing data

Alex Lewis: The cost of my life

Recovery space – aside from the campaign, what more can essential services do?

Recovery Space – an update

Recovery Space – Mind’s perspective

Recovery space – a personal perspective

Recovery Space – help us shape the law

Ask your MP to add their support

Recovery space – a Local Authority’s perspective

Recovery space – a carer’s perspective

Recovery space – a Psychiatrist’s perspective

Recovery space – a social worker’s perspective

The case for extending Breathing Space to people in mental health crisis

Back the Recovery Space campaign

The safeguard tariff – automatic discounts for vulnerable consumers

After a mental health crisis – Mind’s review of mental health and housing

The growing problem of local authority bailiff use

Men from London, let’s make #TimeToTalk

Introducing: Kate Langston

What I learnt from volunteering with Citizens Advice

How CAP helps people with mental health problems

The growing demand for emergency charitable grants

Money and Mental Health 2017’s highlights

Not all resolutions have to wait until the new year

Fair access to essential services for vulnerable consumers

How Money and Mental Health’s research inspired Money Lockup

The FCA’s proposed new definition of vulnerable consumers

An insider’s view on our Money and Mental Health internship

Carers Rights Day – why is matters

What is the Regulators’ Pioneer Fund?

Know the odds – gambling and mental health

Fintech, mental health and data sharing

What does FinCap week have to do with mental health?

My experience of Mental Health First Aid

Government action on financial inclusion and mental health

Regulators and mental health: our joint breakfast roundtable

The role of regulation for consumers with mental health problems

Does the Stevenson / Farmer review of mental health and employers go far enough?

55 entrepreneurs, six months, one Zinc mission: women’s mental health

Debt advice and mental health – our joint event with Citizens Advice

Providing debt advice in mental health services

Introducing: Rachel Braverman

Keeping up the good work beyond World Mental Health Day

The Shopper Stopper and me

The case for online retail controls – what we’ve learnt from the Shopper Stopper pilot

Money and Mental Health does party conference season

A finance industry that works for older people can help us all

Universal design – designing fintech tools with everyone in mind

Travel insurance and mental health: a turbulent journey

In the clear: using financial technology to see your money more clearly

Customer data: sharing is caring?

Helping those at risk: financial difficulty and suicide prevention

Credit scores – a lasting reminder of poor mental health

Making prevention a priority in mental health

Using design to change our spending behaviour

Hearing what goes unheard

Personal recovery, personal budget

Food banks, scarcity and mental health

Holistic support for people experiencing mental health problems

Capping the human cost of high-cost credit

Escaping the subscription trap

Introducing: Nikki Bond

Fintech for good – launch event

Getting the ball rolling – away with the charge

Fintech for mental health – the next big thing, or just buzzword bingo?

Working well?

Mind the gap – accessibility support for physical and mental health

Online loans: using data to see difficulty

Funding health, not just the health service – the British Social Attitudes survey

Plastic fantastic – introducing carers’ cards

Government priorities: Brexit, Brexit and… money and mental health?

Introducing: Simon Crine

From pillar to post: why signposting is not enough

What a difference a year makes

Artificial empathy – the next step in mental health tech?

Leave your troubles at the door

Buy now, pay later: the problems with credit offered by retailers

Bipolar disorder and financial difficulties: Some preliminary findings

Mental health awareness week…again?

One phone call that saved a life

Would capping energy prices help people with mental health problems to get a better deal?

Is Facebook tipping-off advertisers about your mental health?

Mental health and the benefits assault course

Back to Basics: how people with mental health problems are getting into debt just to pay for life’s essentials

Mission totally-possible

Fear and foul play

Money and mental health – a student perspective

Circling the drain – why stronger action on credit cards is needed

Subscription retail: boxed in

Unaccounted for

My secondment to Money and Mental Health

Your experiences at the heart of our work

A (Tech)Sprint start

Netflix and bill

A mental health tech challenge

Behavioural economics for the 1 in 4

Stick or switch?

It’s time to cap the cost of credit

Why we’re backing “breathing space”

Why I’m joining the Money and Mental Health advisory board

Making regulation work for real consumers

Making mental health a strategic priority

Breaking the debt taboo on time to talk day

Inclusive design and truly ‘personal’ banking

Seeing through the fog

#Stopthecharge – You did it.

Mental health and gambling

The shopper stopper

Review of the year 2016

The other one in four – launch event

The other one in four

Jen’s story

Strength in numbers

A very black friday?

Making every adult matter

Family matters

Financial capability week

The open data revolution

My experience of talking therapies and debt

The missing link roundtable

The missing link

The shops that never close

Payments and the precariat

Why we want to #StopTheCharge

#StopTheCharge Campaign: A GP’s perspective

Money worries in the workplace

Gambling adverts past the witching hour

Young women in mental health crisis

Do you know someone else’s PIN number?

Breathing space

Ending financial exclusion

Using my voice

Training creditors to help reduce the human impact of debt

Saving lives with money advice

Why mental health is central to solving UK poverty

The bank of Mum and Dad

Britain in the red

Poverty and mental health

Cancer costs

Financial distress and mental health

Open banking and mental health

What the FCA credit card market study means for mental health

Help to save

July financial stability report

How does your mental health affect your spending?

Crisis spending

What the money in our pockets tells us about mental health in British society, past and present.

Join our research panel

Money on your Mind

Why I am doing this job

Mental health awareness week

Juno Bhardwaj Shah