Does co-locating welfare advice services improve mental health?

23 March 2018

Half of people in problem debt are also experiencing a mental health problem (Jenkins et al, 2008), and people experiencing mental health problems are three times as likely to be in problem debt (Jenkins et al, 2009). Financial difficulties can be both a cause and a consequence of mental health problems (Mackenzie and Holkar, 2016), and can undermine recovery, placing an additional strain on medical services.