In 2018, we secured a promise from the government to extend its Breathing Space debt respite scheme to people in mental health crisis. Read more about our campaign, which was backed by 23 charities, 80 MPs and over 10,500 people
Problem gambling can have a devastating financial and mental toll. Since 2017 we’ve encouraged banks to give customers the option to block gambling payments. In 2018, Monzo, Starling and Barclays became the first banks to do so.
In 2016 we campaigned to stop people with mental health problems being charged by GPs for paperwork they need to gain extra support with their finances. This led to a personal commitment from the Prime Minister to “end the unfair practice”.
Mental health problems can make engaging with essential services an impossible task. In 2018 we secured a commitment from the government to create industry-wide minimum access standards for people experiencing poor mental health.
Last year the FCA announced plans to change its definition of ‘vulnerability’, which could have disadvantaged people with mental health problems. By joining with a number of other charities, we persuaded the FCA to backtrack on these proposals.
We’re a small organisation, but achieve big things thanks to our supporters. Whether you have personal experience of mental health problems, are a professional in a related sector, or would just like to stay updated, we’d love you to get involved.