Has your mental health been hit by your finances?

October 18, 2023 • Chris Bardsley

A recent poll conducted by British Gas and published in the Independent has shown the extent to which people's mental and physical wellbeing has been impacted by a lack of money.

Out of 2000 adults polled, 27 per cent say their wellbeing has taken a hit - with cutting down on socialising, gym memberships and nutritious food to save money leaving many feeling disheartened and worried for the future.

The research found 14 per cent of adults are cutting back on how often they shower to lower their bills, and an alarming 40 per cent are dreading the winter as they are unsure if they will be able to afford energy bills to heat their homes.

Help is at hand

If you’re dealing with debt and money stress, help is available. British Gas is rolling out new British Gas Post Office Pop-Ups - where specialist advisors are ready to provide 1-2-1 confidential money and energy advice in communities across the UK.

Find out when your nearest pop-up is taking place and how the British Gas Energy Trust can help you get essential support when you need it most here.

Fair for You is Here for You

At Fair for You, we are here to help.

Our blog features plenty of hints and tips on what to do if the stress of managing your finances and paying the bills is affecting your mental health and wellbeing.

What to do when you need emergency help with essential purchases is our practical summary of tips on what help may be available to you, where to look for additional support, and how Fair for You can help you afford the essentials.

With the festive season fast approaching too, this can often pile on the pressure during an already difficult time. But with Fair for You, we can help you spread the cost of gifts, appliances and even food so you can rest easier knowing that Christmas has been taken care of.

Take a look at our blog 10 ways to save money on your Christmas food shop to find out more.

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