Cost of Living Crisis



The things going on around us can often massively affect our mental health, which is why at Burton and District Mind, we believe it is important to do whatever to help make these hard times just that little bit easier.


Money can be something that massively impacts people’s mental health, and this year with the ongoing Cost of Living Crisis it looks to be more prevalent than ever. Many people throughout the country are worrying about being unable to afford food, electricity and even whether or not they are going to be able to heat their homes during the colder months. This is an understandably very scary time for a lot of people especially when it comes to not having access to things which are essentials.


When it comes to money and mental health it can often be described as a cycle, where worrying about money can often make mental health worse which then means it is harder to manage money. This is why we want to take the time this week to talk about money and the ways that can hopefully help people to cope.


We are here for you. Please don’t feel ashamed or embarrassed to accept help, everyone needs help sometimes. There is nothing shameful about it.


It might be worth exploring that you are receiving all of the finacial help during times of struggling by reviewing your entitlement to benefits. You can find out more information here -> https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/money-and-mental-health/claiming-benefits/


Stepchange also have useful information: https://www.stepchange.org/


The next way we can suggest is to use local food banks. Across Staffordshire there are a number of foodbanks, links are listed below:.


Burton and District Mind are building trusted relationships with other organisations with means of sourcing food, such as Community Together CIC in Tamworth, and Burntwood Be a Friend and Curbourough Community Centre closer to Lichfield.


National Mind have put together a guide with tips that could prove very useful to anyone with any worries regarding the Cost of Living Crisis.


Read these tips here -> https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/money-and-mental-health/organising-your-finances


And lastly you can always reach out to us here at Burton and District Mind. Although we are not experts with finance support, we will do what we can to help in anyway. You deserve help and we are here for you.

You can get in contact through any of the following ways.

info@burtonmind.co.uk | 01283 566696 | https://www.burtonmind.co.uk/contact-us