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10.10.2018

Creditfix supports World Mental Health Day

Mental Health Day 2018

Whether or not someone already has mental health difficulties, there is no question that living with debt makes many people feel anxious, stressed and/or depressed.

According to one of our surveys, as many as 86 percent of people living in debt told us that it had impacted on their mental health, with one-in-six saying that it was the cause of their problems.

Alongside the practical financial help we provide, we believe it is also our responsibility to signpost customers to mental health support services.

This is why we teamed up with The Mental Health Foundation to make it our charity of the year, working closely with its mental health experts to ensure our clients receive the help they need.

Our team has already organised a number of fundraising events in the past year, from a pool tournament and Halloween bake-off in the office, to taking part in the Great Scottish Run. We’ve already raised over £7,000 so far – and have plenty more events planned for the coming year.

On World Mental Health Day (10th October), we’ve decided to focus on some of the pressures facing young people, helping them to recognise the warning signs before they become more serious. We want to be sure that those dealing with financial problems have all the support they need to get back on track, without it impacting on their mental health.

Chris O’Sullivan, head of business development and engagement has said: “We’re delighted to have had the support of Creditfix staff fundraising over the past year. Every cake baked, mile run and challenge supported helps us understand and address the factors that lead to mental health problems.

“The earlier we address challenges, the easier it is to get help. Given the theme of world mental health day is young people, it’s great to see Creditfix staff focusing on financial literacy for young people – helping prevent unmanageable debt and the challenges this stress can pose for mental health.”

Remember if you are suffering from mental health difficulties

Don’t be afraid to ask for help

There are many organisations involved in the field of mental health now, so the first step you should take is to talk to your GP, explain just how you feel and they should make recommendations for the appropriate treatment options out there to help you and your situation.

There may be specialist organisations in your area where you can receive advice too. Find out where they are and make an appointment to talk to somebody. Taking the first step is often hard but you’ll be glad you did when you start to feel all the benefits it brings.

In the same way you’d talk to a health practitioner to deal with those problems then seek out the same help for your financial health. An expert can share all the options and the best part is that their advice should always be free.

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