Merlyn Holkar

Senior Research Officer

Merlyn Holkar is a Senior Research Officer at the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute. Much of Merlyn’s research focuses on essential services – including financial services, energy and telecoms – and how well these sectors work for people with mental health problems. Merlyn also manages our Research Community, a group of over 5,000 people with experience of mental health problems who are at the heart of everything we do. Outside of work, Merlyn enjoys playing football and hiking. @ItsMerlyn


Policy notes and publications

  • Mind the Income gap September 22, 2020 - Exploring the long term factors which have lead to the mental health income gap.
  • Help Along the Way July 21, 2020 - Exploring the challenges that people with mental health problems face when accessing free debt advice.
  • Data protecting October 22, 2019 - Using financial data to support customers
  • Access essentials July 3, 2018 -

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