If you are struggling at the hands of the recession, you can get support and advice from NHS Stressline which is staffed by trained health advisors.
They will give you practical support and, if you are suffering from anxiety, stress or depression, point you to wider financial and mental health support.
Research shows that mental health issues can be both a cause and a result of getting into debt.
- Debt can be a cause and a consequence of mental health problems, such as stress, anxiety and depression, but often people do not know where to seek help
- Nearly half the UK population worried about money and debt in 2009
- A quarter of people with mental health problems experience debt, but a third of these people do not seek help for financial difficulties
- Average household debt in the UK is £9,120 excluding mortgages