Our media volunteer Paul talks to The Sun about our Stop the #DebtThreats campaign

09 January 2019

Paul Scates, 39, from Bournemouth has had mental health issues since he was nine. His bipolar lead to spending sprees, which resulted in him racking up £70,000 in debt.

He says none of the banks or lenders he was a customer of ever spotted these unhealthy spending patterns – or had an easy way to help him curb his sprees.

Suicide is not inevitable, it is preventable. Financial problems can always be resolved. If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal feelings, financial difficulties or mental health problems there is advice and support out there.