Katrina Gaffney, External Affairs Officer, Money and Mental Health

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

8 November 2021

At Money and Mental Health, we’ve long identified the vital role health and social care providers have to play in breaking the link between experiencing mental health problems and financial difficulty. With our new research highlighting the particularly devastating impact of the pandemic on people with mental health problems finances, now is a crucial opportunity for providers to examine how they can improve the support they offer.

This week we were pleased to host a specialist seminar for the health and social care sector exploring our new report. Senior Research Officer Nikki Bond presented relevant findings from the report covering issues from rates of disclosure of financial difficulty to the practical support people receive. We were also delighted to hear from Suzanne, a member of our Research Community, who shared insights from her personal experience of mental health problems, as well as from her professional experience as a nurse working in an Emergency Department.

You can watch Nikki and Suzanne’s presentations below.

Read the report here.