for better mental health

Money and mental health

Gives information about the relationship between money worries and mental health, with suggestions on how to address them.

Useful contacts

Mind's services

  • Helplines – our Infolines provide information and support by phone, email and text.
  • Local Minds – provide face-to-face services, such as talking therapies, peer support and advocacy, across England and Wales.
  • Elefriends – our supportive online community for anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Where else could I try?

There are lots of places that can help you with money problems. We've collected some helpful ones here.

If you're worried about talking to an advisor, have a look at our information on getting professional support to help you prepare.

General information, advice and support

Citizens Advice

03444 111 444 (Adviceline)
03444 111 445 (Text relay)
Free, confidential information and advice on your rights, including with money, housing, legal and other problems.

Money Advice Service

0800 138 7777
Provides free and impartial money advice.

Money for Life
Supports young people to develop the knowledge and skills to manage their money.


116 123 (freephone)
[email protected]
PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA

Open 24/7 for anyone who needs to talk. You can visit some branches in person. They also have a Welsh Language Line on 0300 123 3011 (7pm–11pm every day).

The Trussell Trust
Emergency food and support for people in need. Includes a searchable list of local foodbanks.

Helps people in financial difficulty to access benefits, grants and support services.


Mind campaigns for a fairer benefits system. We have collected a list of useful factsheets, resources and signposts to help with the assessment process and to give you more information about benefits themselves.


National Debtline
Information and advice about debt, including a helpline, online webchat and sample letters for writing to creditors.

Step Change
Provides free advice about money problems, debt and budgeting.

Employment or time off work

See our information about mental health in the workplace, getting support and taking time off.

Make sure you are getting the money you are owed in sick pay and benefits, and get advice if need be. The Money Advice Service provides a benefits checker.


Shelter England

0808 800 4444
Provides free, confidential advice on housing and homelessness in England.


See our information page on insurance cover and mental health.

Saving money

Money Saving Expert
Tips and articles about money, debt, banking and saving.

This information was published in November 2016. We will revise it in 2019.

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