No debt problems are unsolvable. It might not be easy or quick, but there's always a route. When mental health problems are involved, some special solutions apply.
Martin Lewis, founder of the website Money Saving Expert, has co-created a free 44-page PDF booklet supported by Mind, Rethink and other mental health and advice services, for people with mental health problems and those caring for them.
The booklet covers how to handle debts when unwell, work with banks, free debt counselling, specific tips for bipolar disorder or depression sufferers, whether to declare a condition and more. It is suitable for those that need help and advice, as well as those who may be supporting others with mental health challenges and debt.
Martin Lewis says:
"Before you even begin reading, it’s important to know one thing. For as long as I’ve been the Money Saving Expert, I have never once seen a case of debt that can’t be solved. No matter how bad it seems, while it may not always be easy or quick, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Of course, when mental health is involved, sometimes just having the energy to deal with it is tough. And that’s what this guide is about: recognising that mental health and debt is a marriage made in hell, so we’ve easy practical steps you can take to get back on track."
Click here to view, download or print the free booklet.
For free local support, Money Advice Plus provide confidential and accessible advice and support for people who want help dealing with their benefits, debts or managing their money. Click here for more information.