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Why the Government needs to scrap its plans for Universal Credit

Ayaz sets out what we'll be telling Government about their latest plans.

Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by Ayaz Manji, Mind Policy & Campaigns Officer | comments

Categories: Benefits | Mental Health discrimination | Parliament | Campaigns | Debt | Money | Stigma and discrimination

It's time to fix the issues with Universal Credit

Toni shares her experience of applying for Universal Credit and why she wants change.

Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by Toni | comments

Categories: Money | Campaigns | Debt | Stigma and discrimination

How legal aid cuts left me and family in meltdown

Ian reveals how a change in the benefits system resulted in his mental health and family falling apart.

Posted on Thursday, August 2, 2018 by Ian

Categories: Money

Spending money for comfort

Ann vlogs about how she overcame her spending addiction.

Posted on Monday, April 3, 2017 by Mental Health Selfies | comments

Categories: Money

Money and mental health - a year of living dangerously close to the edge

Money worries contributed to Jamie's anxiety and panic attacks. He blogs about how he's coped and what he's planning for the future.

Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by Jamie Stevenson | comments

Categories: Money

Managing money and being kind to yourself

Siobhan felt anxious and guilty when she didn't stick to a strict budget. She blogs about her experience here.

Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by Siobhan | comments

Categories: Money

Spending money to make me feel better got me into debt - Step Change helped me out

David blogs about how easy it is to get into debt - and how he got support to help him cope.

Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by David Hill | comments

Categories: Money

A breakdown, benefits, debt and brown envelopes

After Lily had a breakdown, opening post about her benefits and bills gave her panic attacks.

Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by Lily | comments

Categories: Money

Money and bipolar disorder

Dan's spending got out of control during a period of mania. He feels the banks let him down.

Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by Dan Holloway | comments

Categories: Money

Money, mental health and university

When my mental health is bad I end up going on spending sprees and ruining everything.

Posted on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 | comments

Categories: Money | University and student life

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