Whatever the problem you're facing, help is out there

This website is not live monitored. We won't see contributions you make, either through surveys or in group chats, immediately, and so won't be able to provide support if you indicate that you need it. The organisations listed below are all able to provide help and advice. If you're worried about your money or your mental health, we'd recommend getting in touch with them.

Help with mental health

If you need help with your mental health, or support with caring for someone else, you can find advice on the MindRethink or Mental Health Foundation websites, or at NHS Choices.

For 24-hour support you can also call the Samaritans on 116 123.

If you are worried that you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 999 – you can ask to stay on the line while you wait for help to arrive.

Help with money

You can download Martin Lewis’s free guide for everyone struggling with their finances and a mental health problem. It will provide useful resources whether you’re looking for advice for yourself or for someone you care about.

If you need more direct help with your finances, there a variety of free-to-use advice and support services with many advisers trained to help those with mental health problems. Citizen’s AdviceStepchangeChristians Against Poverty, National Debtline and Debt Support Trust can all help. You can also find practical advice and support for your mental health and money issues at Mental Health and Money Advice.

If you need advice regarding your small business, including the self-employed, Business Debtline can help.

Loansharks are illegal moneylenders who often charge very high rates of interest. If you’re worried about a loanshark you can get confidential information and advice, or report illegal activity here.