Breaking the cycle shows that giving people money advice alongside talking therapies could double recovery rates for people with debt and depression — and help an extra 27,000 people recover from mental health problems each year.
Small changes to link up money and mental health support will make a huge difference, especially during the cost of living crisis. It could also save the government and the NHS £144m each year, by reducing demand on health services and helping more people with mental health problems thrive in work.
Find out more in our report.
“I had no help [with my finances] ever. Although the doctor I had was brilliant, he knew as much as I did regarding debt or anything to do with money. I had to sort myself out.”
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Nikki Bond, Interim Head of Research and Policy, Money and Mental HealthJanuary 31, 2024
Our Interim Chief Executive, Conor D’Arcy, wrote an op-ed for the HSJ highlighting that debt support should be integrated with talking therapies.September 26, 2023
Government could save £100m+ each year and double recovery rates for people with depression and debt, by joining up mental health and money support
July 18, 2023
The case for integrating money and mental health support during the cost of living crisis.July 18, 2023
Money and Mental Health’s response to the Public Accounts Committee’s call for evidence on Progress Improving Mental Health Services
Money and Mental Health’s response to the Public Accounts Committee’s call for evidence on ProgressApril 03, 2023